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anaphoric

[an-uh-fawr-ik, -for-] /ˌæn əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/
adjective, Grammar
1.
referring back to or substituting for a preceding word or group of words:
anaphoric reference.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; anaphor(a) + -ic
Related forms
anaphorically, adverb
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Examples for anaphoric
  • anaphoric stress is a cohesive device that expresses the relationship between referents and references.
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anaphoric

/ˌænəˈfɒrɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to anaphorism
Derived Forms
anaphorically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anaphoric
adj.

1914, coined by Danish linguist Otto Jespersen (1860-1943) in the grammatical sense; see anaphora + -ic. In the sentence, "Here are some apples; take one," the one is anaphoric.

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