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[o-sten-siv] /ɒˈstɛn sɪv/

clearly or manifestly demonstrative.
obviously or manifestly demonstrative
a less common word for ostensible
(philosophy) (of a definition) given by demonstrative means, esp by pointing

c.1600, from Late Latin ostensivus “showing,” from Latin ostensus, past participle of ostendere “to show” (see ostensible).


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