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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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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of ostensive definition

First recorded in 1920–25

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