anaphor

noun
ana·​phor | \ ˈa-nə-ˌfȯr How to pronounce anaphor (audio) \
plural anaphors also anaphora\ ə-​ˈna-​f(ə-​)rə How to pronounce anaphor (audio) \

Definition of anaphor

: a word or phrase with an anaphoric function

First Known Use of anaphor

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anaphor

back-formation from anaphoric

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“Anaphor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anaphor. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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