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the person that is used by the speaker of an utterance in referring to anything or to anyone other than the speaker or the one or ones being addressed.
a linguistic form or the group of linguistic forms referring to this grammatical person, as certain verb forms, pronouns, etc.:
“He goes” contains a pronoun and a verb form in the third person.
in or referring to such a grammatical person or linguistic form:
“He,” “she,” “it,” and “they” are third person pronouns, singular and plural, nominative case.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used when referring to objects or individuals other than the speaker or his addressee(s)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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