1. [ adjective ] relating to or characteristic of a word whose reference depends on the circumstances of its use

"deictic pronouns"

Related terms: deixis
2. [ noun ] (linguistics) a word specifying identity or spacial or temporal location from the perspective of a speaker or hearer in the context of the communication occurs
Synonyms: deictic_word

: "words that introduce particulars of the speaker's and hearer's shared cognitive field into the message"

Related terms: word
Similar spelling:   deistic