Definition of deictic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdaɪktɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdaɪktɪk//
; BrE BrE//ˈdeɪktɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeɪktɪk//
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relating to a word or an expression whose meaning depends on who says it, where they are, who they are talking to, etc., for example you, me, here, next week Word Originearly 19th cent.: from Greek deiktikos, deiktos ‘capable of proof’, from deiknunai ‘to show’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deictic