noun Grammar.
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.

cata- + (ana)phora

cataphoric [kat-uh-fawr-ik, -for-] , adjective
cataphorically, adverb Unabridged
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cataphora (kəˈtæfərə)
grammar Compare anaphora the use of a word such as a pronoun that has the same reference as a word used subsequently in the same discourse
[from cata- + Greek pherein to bear]

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cataphora ca·taph·o·ra (kə-tāf'ə-rə)

  1. Semicoma.

  2. Somnolence marked by periods of partial consciousness.

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