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ostensive definition


noun Philosophy.

the definition of a term by pointing to one or more examples to which the term can be applied.

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ostend, ostend manifesto, ostensible, ostensibly, ostensive, ostensive definition, ostensively, ostensorium, ostensory, ostentation, ostentatious

Origin of ostensive definition

First recorded in 1920–25
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