ostension

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French ostension, in turn from Latin ostensio

Noun[edit]

ostension (countable and uncountable, plural ostensions)

  1. (philosophy) The act of ostending, of presenting an ostensive definition.
  2. (obsolete) An act of showing or demonstrating.
  3. (Christianity) The showing of the sacrament on the altar in order that it may receive the adoration of the communicants.

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