Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or functioning as a pronoun.
  • adjective Resembling a pronoun, as by specifying a person, place, or thing, while functioning primarily as another part of speech. His in his choice is a pronominal adjective.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Belonging to or of the nature of a pronoun: as, a pronominal root.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Belonging to, or partaking of the nature of, a pronoun.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, resembling, or functioning as of a pronoun.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a phrase that functions as a pronoun
  • adjective relating to pronouns

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin prōnōminālis, from Latin prōnōmen, prōnōmin-, pronoun : pro-, in place of; see pro– + nōmen, name, noun; see noun.]

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From Late Latin pronominalis, from Latin pronomin-, pronomen.

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