demonstrative

Definitions


[dɪˈmɒnstrətɪv], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- (of a person) unrestrained in showing feelings, especially those of affection
(e.g: we were a very physically demonstrative family)

- serving as conclusive evidence of something
(e.g: demonstrative evidence)

- (of a determiner or pronoun) indicating the person or thing referred to (e.g. this, that, those).


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Origin:
late Middle English (in the senses ‘serving as conclusive evidence of’ and ‘making manifest’): from Old French demonstratif, -ive, from Latin demonstrativus, from demonstrare ‘point out’ (see demonstrate)


[dɪˈmɒnstrətɪv], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a demonstrative determiner or pronoun.


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