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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.
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exophoric
[ek-suh-fawr-ik, -for-] /ˌɛk səˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exophoric

exophoric

/ˌɛksəʊˈfɒrɪk/
adjective
1.
(grammar) 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 Compare anaphora
Word Origin
from exo- + Greek pherein to carry
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