indexical

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

index +‎ -ical

Adjective[edit]

indexical (comparative more indexical, superlative most indexical)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or like, an index; having the form of an index.
  2. (linguistics, philosophy) Having the character of pointing to, or indicating, a particular state of affairs

Usage notes[edit]

  • Nouns to which "indexical" is often applied: expression, sign, reference.

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

indexical (plural indexicals)

  1. (linguistics, philosophy) An indexical statement

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