- clearly or manifestly demonstrative.
Origin of ostensive
Related Words for ostensivecredible, external, illusive, illusory, likely, ostensible, outward, plausible, possible, probable, seeming, specious, superficial, supposed, suppositious
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Associated words: ostensive, ostensible, exhibiting, expository.Putnam's Word Book
Louis A. Flemming
Explain the meaning of "ostensive" and "indirect" Reduction.Logic
It serves mainly to provide the regime with ostensive evidence of its power and technological progress.Area Handbook for Albania
Eugene K. Keefe
- obviously or manifestly demonstrative
- a less common word for ostensible
- philosophy (of a definition) given by demonstrative means, esp by pointing
Word Origin for ostensive
c.1600, from Late Latin ostensivus "showing," from Latin ostensus, past participle of ostendere "to show" (see ostensible).