I read somewhere that an ostensive definition is a definition that does not rely

I read somewhere that an ostensive definition is a definition that does not rely

I read somewhere that an ostensive definition is a definition that does not rely (only) on words, but (also) on a gesture of pointing. As far as I can see, however, a gesture of pointing is also a word. It is word in a sign language, or in a language that includes sounds and gestures. Isn't it?

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