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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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This move is pre-rational in the sense that one cannot reason anyone into acknowledging it (other than ostensively, by pointing).
Sperber and Wilson (1995:175-6) thus describe verbal communication as a two-step process: the verbal information ostensively provided by the sender is the first step in the communication process, which is then used by the receiver to try to infer what the sender means.
Returning specifically to the idea of the tested arrogations of authorship: the entire project of Modernism and the Grounds of Law is ostensively acknowledged and introduced by its author as being intimately engaged in conversation with other voices in creatively different ways.
The gatekeeper was also to search packages, ostensively to stop the introduction of contraband and the pilfering of government property.
The only two explicitly sex-related ads in the Spanish corpus featured ostensively sensual whispery voices.
Flows related to attending funerals, for example, were ostensively between the home community and one (or sometimes more) discrete communities where family ties are maintained.
Later, Klein with similar amnesia proclaims that "In Wittgenstein's Tractatus, the world was made up of objects, corresponding to ostensively defined words .
The summit is ostensively being held to address the development of transport and energy systems on the continent.
Salazar and Antonio Ferro were putting at stake, ostensively and repressively, everything the Orpheu poet and writer of the 'Sensacionismo' manifestos had always believed in with regard to artistic freedom and independence of the intellectual elite.
Eben Venter's recent novel, Horrelpoot (2006), (1) sketches the return and attempted intervention of the white protagonist, Marlouw, from Australia to his ancestral farm in South Africa, ostensively to find his sister's son, Koert.
At the lowest level of abstraction, one can identify the right-holders ostensively ("him, and her, and him, and that one there and .
When language functions ostensively, what is suppressed from view, according to Wittgenstein, is the understanding of the language-game that enables such ostensive functioning.