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Meaning of OSTENSIVE

Pronunciation:  â'stensiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  represented or appearing as such; pretended; "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity"
  2. [adj]  manifestly demonstrative
 

OSTENSIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: counterfeit, imitative, informative, instructive, ostensible
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Os*ten"sive\, a.
Showing; exhibiting.

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

 

 

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