cataphora

noun
ca·​taph·​o·​ra | \ kə-ˈta-fə-rə How to pronounce cataphora (audio) \

Definition of cataphora

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

First Known Use of cataphora

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cataphora

cata- + anaphora

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“Cataphora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cataphora. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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