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What is a centripetal?

 

Definition
 

A centripetal is an expression of place deixis which has a component of meaning indicating movement toward a deictic center.

Example (Archaic English)
 
  • The word hither indicates movement toward the speaker.
  • Generic
      A centripetal is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Heath 1980 152


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