pronominal

adjective pro·nom·i·nal \ prō-ˈnä-mə-nᵊl , -ˈnäm-nəl \
Updated on: 23 Feb 2018

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

pronominally

adverb

Examples of pronominal in a Sentence

  1. the pronominal adjective “this” in “this dog”

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Origin and Etymology of pronominal

Late Latin pronominalis, from Latin pronomin-, pronomen


PRONOMINAL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of pronominal for English Language Learners

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


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