pronominal


pro·nom·i·nal

adjective \prō-ˈnä-mə-nəl, -ˈnäm-nəl\

grammar : relating to a pronoun or used like a pronoun

Full Definition of PRONOMINAL

1
:  of, relating to, or constituting a pronoun
2
:  resembling a pronoun in identifying or specifying without describing <the pronominal adjective this in this dog>
pro·nom·i·nal·ly adverb

Examples of PRONOMINAL

  1. the pronominal adjective this in this dog

Origin of PRONOMINAL

Late Latin pronominalis, from Latin pronomin-, pronomen
First Known Use: 1680

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