pronominalization

noun

pro·​nom·​i·​nal·​iza·​tion
prōˌnämənələ̇ˈzāshən,
prəˌ-
plural -s
: the process or fact of using a pronoun instead of another sentence constituent (such as a noun or noun phrase)
pronominalize
prōˈnämənəˌlīz
prəˈ-
verb
-ed/-ing/-s

Word History

Etymology

pronominal + -ization

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pronominalization was in 1857

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“Pronominalization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pronominalization. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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