Definition of demonstrative noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɒnstrətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːnstrətɪv//
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(grammar) a demonstrative pronoun or determiner Word Originlate Middle English (in the senses ‘serving as conclusive evidence of’ and ‘making manifest’): from Old French demonstratif, -ive, from Latin demonstrativus, from demonstrare ‘point out’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: demonstrative

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