Ostensive meaning

ŏ-stĕnsĭv
Apparently true, but not necessarily; ostensible.
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Clearly demonstrative.
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Seeming or professed; ostensible.
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Directly pointing out; clearly demonstrative.
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Origin of ostensive

  • Late Latin ostēnsīvus from Latin ostēnsus past participle of ostendere to show ostensible

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French ostensif, from Medieval Latin ostensivus

    From Wiktionary