[ an-uh-fawr-ik, -for- ]
/ ˌæn əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr- /
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referring back to or substituting for a preceding word or group of words: anaphoric reference.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
OTHER WORDS FROM anaphorican·a·phor·i·cal·ly, adverb
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There is also another kind of winter dial, called the Anaphoric and constructed in the following way.Ten Books on Architecture|Vitruvius
British Dictionary definitions for anaphoric
/ (ˌænəˈfɒrɪk) /
of or relating to anaphorism
Derived forms of anaphoricanaphorically, adverb
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