Etymology
Advertisement

ostensive (adj.)

c. 1600, in logic, "setting forth a general principle by virtue of which a proposition must be true," from Late Latin ostensivus "showing," from Latin ostens-, past-participle stem of ostendere "to show" (see ostensible). Related: Ostensively.

updated on October 06, 2019

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of ostensive from WordNet

ostensive (adj.)
manifestly demonstrative;
ostensive (adj.)
represented or appearing as such; pretended;
Synonyms: ostensible
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.