a word or expression whose reference may vary from speaker to speaker: some indexicals are “I,” “this,” “now,” and “here”
of, having to do with, or serving as an indexical
- Of or having the function of an index.
- Linguistics Deictic.
A deictic word or element.
(comparative more indexical, superlative most indexical)
- Nouns to which "indexical" is often applied: expression, sign, reference.
- (linguistics, philosophy) An indexical statement
index + -ical