- the grammatical person used by a speaker in statements referring to himself or herself (first person singular) or to a group including himself or herself (first person plural).
- a pronoun or verb form in the first person, as I or am in English, or a set of such forms.
- a literary style in which the narrative is told from the perspective of a narrator speaking directly about himself or herself: a story written in the first person.
Origin of first person
First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for first person
All three are first-person works, and each could be labeled “experimental” in its own way.Lars Iyer’s ‘Wittgenstein Jr.’ Plumbs the Deep Fun of Philosophical Fiction
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What might be called the first-person camera industry has been growing steadily throughout the last decade.Viral Video of the Day: Hyper Time-Lapse Video
August 11, 2014
This first-person video is mesmerizing, terrifying, and awe-inspiring.Chubby Korean Baby Dance, Goat Riding Guy Riding Bike, and More Viral Videos
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June 1, 2014
Functionally, the end product makes walking around look a lot like playing a first-person shooter game like Halo.Augmented Reality System Goes From Military to Market
May 27, 2014
Most of the early ones were first-person reminiscences or historical encomiums.Death of JFK Spawned an Industry That Thrived for Decades
November 24, 2013
- a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used by the speaker to refer to or talk about himself or herself, either alone (first person singular) or together with others (first person plural)
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