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third person

noun, Grammar
1.
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.
2.
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.
3.
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.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90
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British Dictionary definitions for third per-son

third person

noun
1.
a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used when referring to objects or individuals other than the speaker or his addressee(s)
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