Definitions

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  • noun a word (such as a pronoun) used to avoid repetition; the referent of an anaphor is determined by its antecedent.

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  • noun linguistics An expression refering to another expression. In stricter uses, an expression referring to something earlier in the discourse or, even more strictly, only reflexive and reciprocal pronouns.

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  • noun a word (such as a pronoun) used to avoid repetition; the referent of an anaphor is determined by its antecedent

Etymologies

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Back-formation from anaphora.

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