cataphoric

adjective
cat·​a·​phor·​ic | \ ˌka-tə-ˈfȯr-ik How to pronounce cataphoric (audio) \

Definition of cataphoric

: of or relating to cataphora especially : being a word or phrase (such as a pronoun) that takes its reference from a following word or phrase (such as her in before her Jane saw nothing but desert) — compare anaphoric

First Known Use of cataphoric

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Cataphoric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cataphoric. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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