Definitions for: Ostensive


[adj] represented or appearing as such; pretended; "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity"
[adj] manifestly demonstrative



Webster (1913) Definition: Os*ten"sive, a.
Showing; exhibiting.

Ostensive demonstration (Math.), a direct or positive
demonstration, as opposed to the apagogical or indirect
method.

Synonyms: counterfeit, imitative, informative, instructive, ostensible

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