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pronominal

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adjective pro·nom·i·nal \prō-ˈnä-mə-nəl, -ˈnäm-nəl\

Simple Definition of pronominal

  • grammar : relating to a pronoun or used like a pronoun

Full Definition of pronominal

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or constituting a pronoun

  2. 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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