anaphoric


adjective Grammar.

  1. referring back to or substituting for a preceding word or group of words: anaphoric reference.

adjective

  1. of or relating to anaphorism
adj.

1914, coined by Danish linguist Otto Jespersen (1860-1943) in the grammatical sense; see anaphora + -ic. In the sentence, “Here are some apples; take one,” the one is anaphoric.

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