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1Directly or clearly demonstrative.
- ‘Both texts direct the reader to attend to the saving and comforting power of God; both also provide ostensive biblical legitimization for Equiano's autobiography.’
- ‘Those results are ostensive evidence implying the contribution of apparent motion mechanisms to ILM perception.’
- ‘Nevertheless, while we might struggle to analyze ‘religion’, an ostensive project should be reasonably successful.’
- 1.1Linguistics Denoting a way of defining by direct demonstration, e.g., by pointing.
Mid 16th century: from late Latin ostensivus, from ostens- stretched out to view (see ostensible).
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