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exophora

[ek-sof-er-uh] /ɛkˈsɒf ər ə/
noun, Grammar
1.
the use of a word or phrase to refer to something in the extralinguistic environment, as that in Look at that, said by someone pointing to a sunset.
Compare endophora.
Origin of exophora
Related forms
exophoric
[ek-suh-fawr-ik, -for-] /ˌɛk səˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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