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ostensive

1. obviously or manifestly demonstrative
2. Philosophy (of a definition) given by demonstrative means, esp by pointing
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One example of an ostensive definition is given by Burnaford, Aprill, and Weiss.
At any level of such processes the role of the experiential factors (analogically consequent to ostensive communication) has been progressively reduced.
An ostensive definition points people directly to an object of reference.
For the "Interagency Grey Literature Working Group", as noted in the Grey Information Functional Plan dated January 18, 1995, "Grey literature is domestic or foreign ostensive matter that is usually available through specialized channels and that cannot enter the normal channels or publication and distribution systems, nor fall under bibliographic controls or acquisition schemes by book-sellers or subscription agents".
The utilization of ostensive cues is one of these features: dogs, as well as human infants, are sensitive to cues that signal communicative intent," he said.
stumbles-miserably, in fact--in applying this ostensive search for truth
Like other former socialist countries, Serbia had an ideological commitment to the principle of equality and an ostensive commitment to gender equity as reflected in employment protection laws and state-funded universal childcare.
Undermining the pronoun as a referential lynchpin has been foreshadowed early in the plot business with the narrator's ignorance about his name, but here O'Brien moves against nominalism altogether in mocking first person identity openly, the nearest we can come in a written text, as in existential encounters, to the security of ostensive definition.
As Agamben will phrase it: "The glorious body is an ostensive body, wherein its functions are not executed but displayed and it is in this sense that glory is in solidarity with idleness" (159).
As a result, operational definitions of mediating organismic terms in neobehaviorism only give evidence that justifies use of the terms, not an ostensive brief of their nature.
Endean likens the effect of this epistemology to the way Wittgenstein's critique of ostensive definition as normative subverted the conventional interpretation of how language refers.
These verses, situated as they are in Israel's ostensive early history, are ordinarily understood as the criteria for determining true or false prophecy.