Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Eccles., the exposition of the sacrament or host. See exposition.
- n. philosophy The act of ostending, of presenting an ostensive definition
- n. obsolete An act of showing or demonstrating
- n. The showing of the sacrament on the altar in order that it may receive the adoration of the communicants.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Eccl.) The showing of the sacrament on the altar in order that it may receive the adoration of the communicants.
- From Middle French ostension, in turn from Latin ostensio (Wiktionary)
“Even Strawson's insistence that epistemically basic particulars must be identifiable by ostension holds every bit as much for instances of physical process as for particular constrained material bodies.”
“For the meaning of a word, as a wise philosopher pointed out some time ago, cannot be given by ostension, but depends on the social rules guiding the use of that word.”
“If so, it would seem more simple and direct to allow some role to Lockean ostension to experience or some other form of direct reference in our acquiring the concept of pleasure.”
“The words "black" and "white" are italicised in the text, even when the men declare how they take their coffee, which, I feel, is taking ostension a little too far, but does add to the tension.”
“As about the impossibility of an objective definition, charged against psyches by both South American psychotherapists and those circles, it meant that only ostension (namely, pointing to the reader's subjectivity, or intimate experience) could be used in such a substandard”
“Pseudo-ostension is the deliberate imitation of a known legend to perpetrate a hoax and thus fool people.)”
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