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cataphora

[kuh-taf-er-uh] /kəˈtæf ər ə/
noun, Grammar
1.
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.
Origin
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cataphoric
[kat-uh-fawr-ik, -for-] /ˌkæt əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
cataphorically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for cataphorically

cataphora

/kəˈtæfərə/
noun
1.
(grammar) the use of a word such as a pronoun that has the same reference as a word used subsequently in the same discourse Compare anaphora
Derived Forms
cataphoric (ˌkætəˈfɒrɪk) adjective
Word Origin
from cata- + Greek pherein to bear
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cataphorically in Medicine

cataphora ca·taph·o·ra (kə-tāf'ə-rə)
n.

  1. Semicoma.

  2. Somnolence marked by periods of partial consciousness.

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