from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The grammatical category of forms that designate a person or thing other than the speaker or the one spoken to. Examples of forms in the third person include English pronouns such as she and they and verb forms such as Spanish hablan “they speak.”
- noun A discourse or literary style in which the narrator recounts his or her own experiences or impressions using such forms.
- noun A perspective in a video or computer game in which the screen depicts a point of view other than that of the player's avatar.
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- noun Used other than as an idiom: see
- noun linguistics, with the The words, word-forms, and grammatical structures, taken collectively, that are normally used of people or things other than the speaker or the audience.
- noun grammar the form of a
verbused when the subjectof a sentence is not the audience or the one making the statement. In English, pronouns used with the third person include he, she, it, one, they, and who.
- noun A form of narrative writing using verbs in the third person in order to give the impression that the action is happening to another person.
- noun law Someone not associated with a particular matter; a
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- noun pronouns and verbs that are used to refer to something other than the speaker or addressee of the language in which they occur
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