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cataphora

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noun ca·taph·o·ra \kə-ˈta-fə-rə\

Definition of cataphora

  1. :  the use of a grammatical substitute (as a pronoun) that has the same reference as a following word or phrase



Origin of cataphora

cata- + anaphora


First Known Use: 1976


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