DEIXIS By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Linguistics. Where a word or phrase used is dependent on the situation. DEIXIS: "Deixis uses words whose meaning can change depending on your point of view." Related Psychology Terms SIGNIFIER DENOTATIVE MEANING DOUBLE ENTENDRE STRING GENETIC LINGUISTICS LEXICAL ACCESS DETERMINER CATAPHASIA METAPHOR GESAMTVORSTELLUNG Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DEIXIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/deixis/ (accessed December 13, 2019).