What does demonstrative mean?

Definitions for demonstrative
dəˈmɒn strə tɪvdemon·stra·tive

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word demonstrative.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. demonstrative pronoun, demonstrativeadjective

    a pronoun that points out an intended referent

  2. demonstrativeadjective

    given to or marked by the open expression of emotion

    "an affectionate and demonstrative family"

  3. demonstrative, illustrativeadjective

    serving to demonstrate

Wiktionary

  1. demonstrativenoun

    A demonstrative adjective.

  2. demonstrativenoun

    A demonstrative pronoun.

  3. demonstrativeadjective

    that serves to demonstrate, show or prove

  4. demonstrativeadjective

    given to open displays of emotion

  5. demonstrativeadjective

    that specifies the thing or person referred to

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Demonstrativeadjective

    Etymology: demonstrativus, Latin.

    An argument necessary and demonstrative, is such as, being proposed unto any man, and understood, the man cannot chuse but inwardly yield. Richard Hooker, Pref.

    Painting is necessary to all other arts, because of the need which they have of demonstrative figures, which often give more light to the understanding than the clearest discourses we can make. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

Wikipedia

  1. Demonstrative

    Demonstratives (abbreviated DEM) are words, such as this and that, used to indicate which entities are being referred to and to distinguish those entities from others. They are typically deictic; their meaning depending on a particular frame of reference and cannot be understood without context. Demonstratives are often used in spatial deixis (where the speaker or sometimes the listener are to provide context), but also in intra-discourse reference (including abstract concepts) or anaphora, where the meaning is dependent on something other than the relative physical location of the speaker, for example whether something is currently being said or was said earlier. Demonstrative constructions include demonstrative adjectives or demonstrative determiners, which qualify nouns (as in Put that coat on); and demonstrative pronouns, which stand independently (as in Put that on). The demonstratives in English are this, that, these, those, and the archaic yon and yonder, along with this one or that one as substitutes for the pronoun use of this or that.

ChatGPT

  1. demonstrative

    Demonstrative, as an adjective, refers to the act of clearly showing or making something obvious or apparent. It can also relate to the use of demonstrative pronouns in language, which are used in place of a noun to indicate something specific within a sentence. Furthermore, it can pertain to behavior that is expressive, emotional, or meant to persuade or prove a point.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demonstrativeadjective

    having the nature of demonstration; tending to demonstrate; making evident; exhibiting clearly or conclusively

  2. Demonstrativeadjective

    expressing, or apt to express, much; displaying feeling or sentiment; as, her nature was demonstrative

  3. Demonstrativeadjective

    consisting of eulogy or of invective

  4. Demonstrativenoun

    a demonstrative pronoun; as, "this" and "that" are demonstratives

  5. Etymology: [F. dmonstratif, L. demonstrativus.]

Wikidata

  1. Demonstrative

    In linguistics, demonstratives are deictic words that indicate which entities the speaker refers to and distinguishes those entities from others. Demonstratives are employed for spatial deixis and for discourse deixis where the meaning is dependent on something other than the relative physical location of the speaker, for example whether something is currently being said or was said earlier. The demonstratives in English are this, that, these, those, yonder, and the archaic yon, along with this one or that one as substitutes for the pronoun use of this or that.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of demonstrative in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of demonstrative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of demonstrative in a Sentence

  1. San Diego.Now Chesebro:

    All I'm doing is showing them their data, it's not really combative. It's demonstrative.

  2. Michael Madden:

    There has been a demonstrative crossover dynamic in which senior military officials migrate into the party leadership.

  3. Francis Bacon:

    If any human being earnestly desire to push on to new discoveries instead of just retaining and using the old to win victories over Nature as a worker rather than over hostile critics as a disputant to attain , in fact, clear and demonstrative knowlegde instead of attractive and probable theory we invite him as a true son of Science to join our ranks.

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Translations for demonstrative

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  • нагледен, демонстративен, показателенBulgarian
  • demonstrativGerman
  • δεικτικός, εκδηλωτικόςGreek
  • demonstratiivi, avoin, demonstratiivinen, valaiseva, avomielinenFinnish
  • démonstratifFrench
  • taispeántachIrish
  • ábendingIcelandic
  • påpeikandeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • påpekendeNorwegian
  • demonstrativRomanian
  • указа́тельный, показа́тельный, демонстрати́вный, нагля́дныйRussian
  • เป็นการสาธิตThai

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