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Demonstrative

Demonstrative is a member of the word family demonstrate, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the adjective demonstrative

What does demonstrative mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more demonstrative / most demonstrative

  1. given to or marked by the open expression of emotion
  2. serving to demonstrate

Alternative definition of the adjective demonstrative

adjective

  1. that serves to demonstrate, show or prove
  2. given to open displays of emotion
  3. [grammar] that specifies the thing or person referred to

Definition of the noun demonstrative

What does demonstrative mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: demonstratives

  1. a pronoun that points out an intended referent

Alternative definition of the noun demonstrative

noun

  1. [grammar] A demonstrative adjective.
  2. [grammar] A demonstrative pronoun.

Explanation

Demonstrative: In linguistics, demonstratives are often deictic words that indicate which entities the speaker refers to and distinguishes those entities from others.

Phrases with Demonstrative

  1. demonstrative of
  2. demonstrative pronoun
  3. Demonstrative-Pronoun
  4. Demonstrative Adjective
  5. Demonstrative Determiner

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Demonstrative

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Google previewGrammar and Dictionary of the Yoruba Language (1858)

With an Introductory Description of the Country and People of Yoruba by Thomas Jefferson Bowen

Demonstrative Pronouns. § 101. The demonstrative pronouns are yi, this; na, that; n\,this one, that one,' with ...

Google previewGreen's Encyclopaedia of the Law of Scotland (1899)

by John Chisholm

DEMONSTRATIVE LEGACY.—A demonstrative legacy is a bequest payable out of or secured upon a particular fund or security (Douglas' Errs, 1869, 7 M. 504). When a legacy is to be paid out of a particular fund, if that fund perishes or is ...

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Small photo of Series of shots demonstrating lack of communication. One woman holds 'help' sign while being "barked" at by another woman showing frustration and anger. Various demonstrative poses.Small photo of Series of shots demonstrating lack of communication. One woman holds 'help' sign while being "barked" at by another woman showing frustration and anger. Various demonstrative poses.Small photo of Series of shots demonstrating lack of communication. One woman holds 'help' sign while being "barked" at by another woman showing frustration and anger. Various demonstrative poses.Small photo of Series of shots demonstrating lack of communication. One woman holds 'help' sign while being "barked" at by another woman showing frustration and anger. Various demonstrative poses.Small photo of Series of shots demonstrating lack of communication. One woman holds 'help' sign while being "barked" at by another woman showing frustration and anger. Various demonstrative poses.Small photo of Series of shots demonstrating lack of communication. One woman holds 'help' sign while being "barked" at by another woman showing frustration and anger. Various demonstrative poses. More...

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Quotes about Demonstrative

I've got many close friends, but there's an awful lot about friendship that is not demonstrative in my case. (Warren Christopher)
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Scrabble value of D2E1M3O1N1S1T1R1A1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 13-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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