exophoric

exophora

[ek-sof-er-uh]
noun Grammar.
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:
exo- + (ana)phora

exophoric [ek-suh-fawr-ik, -for-] , adjective
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exophoric (ˌɛksəʊˈfɒrɪk)
 
adj
grammar Compare anaphora denoting or relating to a pronoun such as "I" or "you", the meaning of which is determined by reference outside the discourse rather than by a preceding or following expression
 
[from exo- + Greek pherein to carry]

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