| Definition -
Demonstrative pronouns that point to objects that are at some distance from the speaker (e.g. that and those).
1. In contrast to proximal demonstratives, which are demonstrative pronouns that point to objects that are close to the speaker.
(1) That girl (distal)
(2) This boy (proximal)
Etymology - The word distal entered English as an anatomical term denoting "that which is situated away from the body."