Ostensive demonstration


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ostensive demonstration (Math) a direct or positive demonstration, as opposed to the apagogical or indirect method.
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In news:

Does the content of a demonstration always exceed and fall short of its ostensible message.

In science:

In the preceding section, we have demonstrated how gravity darkening can make a near-critical star appear, when observed spectroscopically, to be rotating at an ostensibly slower rate.
Be-star rotation: how close to critical?