indexical
I. adjective Date: circa 1828 1. of or relating to an index 2. a. varying in reference with the individual speaker <
the indexical words I, here, now
>
b. associated with or identifying an individual speaker <
indexical features of speech
>
II. noun Date: 1971 an indexical word, sign, or feature

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Indexical — In*dex ic*al, a. Of, pertaining to, or like, an index; having the form of an index. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indexical — 1. adjective a) Of, pertaining to, or like, an index; having the form of an index. b) Having the character of pointing to, or indicating, a particular state of affairs 2. noun An indexical statement …   Wiktionary

  • indexical — An expression whose reference on an occasion is dependent upon the context: either who utters it, or when or where it is uttered, or what object is pointed out at the time of its utterance. The terms I, you, here, there, now, then, this, and that …   Philosophy dictionary

  • indexical — [ɪn dɛksɪk(ə)l] adjective Linguistics another term for deictic …   English new terms dictionary

  • indexical — in·dex·i·cal …   English syllables

  • indexical — adjective of or relating to or serving as an index • Pertains to noun: ↑index • Derivationally related forms: ↑index …   Useful english dictionary

  • indexicals — indexical …   Philosophy dictionary

  • ИНДЕКСАЛЬНОЕ ВЫРАЖЕНИЕ — (indexical expression) слово или выражение, обладающее смыслом только в непосредственном контексте своего применения (например, личные местоимения). индексальность часто встречается в социальных понятиях (а также во многих социологических),… …   Большой толковый социологический словарь

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