Definition of indexical in English:

indexical

Pronunciation /inˈdeksək(ə)l/ /ɪnˈdɛksək(ə)l/

adjective

Linguistics
  • Relating to or denoting a word or expression whose meaning is dependent on the context in which it is used (such as here, you, me, that one there, or next Tuesday).

noun

Linguistics
  • An indexical word or expression.

Origin

Early 20th century coined in this sense by the American philosopher C. S. Peirce.

Pronunciation

indexical

/inˈdeksək(ə)l/ /ɪnˈdɛksək(ə)l/