cataphora
noun Etymology: cata- + anaphora Date: 1976 the use of a grammatical substitute (as a pronoun) that has the same reference as a following word or phrase

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  • cataphora — cataphoric /kat euh fawr ik, for /, adj. cataphorically, adv. /keuh taf euhr euh/, n. Gram. the use of a word or phrase to refer to a following word or group of words, as the use of the phrase as follows. Cf. anaphora. [CATA + (ANA)PHORA] * * * …   Universalium

  • cataphora — noun The use of a pronoun, or other linguistic unit, before the noun phrase to which it refers, sometimes used for rhetorical effect. Ant: anaphora …   Wiktionary

  • cataphora — (ka ta fo ra) s. m. Terme de médecine. Assoupissement sans fièvre ni délire. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Terme grec signifiant sommeil comateux ; proprement, action de jeter en bas, de en bas et porter …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • cataphora — n. grammatical situation in which a substitute word (e.g. pronoun) precedes the word to which it refers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cataphora — [kə taf(ə)rə] noun Grammar the use of a word referring to a word used later (e.g. the pronoun he in he may be approaching 37, but Jeff has no plans to retire yet). Compare with anaphora. Derivatives cataphoric katə fɒrɪk adjective cataphorically… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cataphora — ca·taph·o·ra …   English syllables

  • cataphora — ca•taph•o•ra [[t]kəˈtæf ər ə[/t]] n. ling. the use of a word or phrase to refer to a following word or group of words, as the use of the phrase as follows. Compare anaphora 1) • Etymology: cata + (ana) phora cat•a•phor•ic ˌkæt əˈfɔr ɪk, ˈfɒr adj …   From formal English to slang

  • cataphora — kəˈtaf(ə)rə noun ( s) Etymology: cata + anaphora : the use of a grammatical substitute (as a pronoun) that has the same reference as a following word or phrase …   Useful english dictionary

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