pro·​nom·​i·​nal·​iza·​tion | \ prōˌnämənələ̇ˈzāshən, prəˌ- \
plural -s

Definition of pronominalization

: the process or fact of using a pronoun instead of another sentence constituent (such as a noun or noun phrase)

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Other Words from pronominalization

pronominalize \ prōˈnämənəˌlīz , prəˈ-​ \ verb, -ed/-ing/-s

First Known Use of pronominalization

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pronominalization

pronominal + -ization

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“Pronominalization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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