anaphoric

[ an-uh-fawr-ik, -for- ]
/ ˌæn əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr- /

adjective Grammar.

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

Origin of anaphoric

First recorded in 1910–15; anaphor(a) + -ic

Related forms

an·a·phor·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for anaphorically

anaphoric

/ (ˌænəˈfɒrɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to anaphorism

Derived Forms

anaphorically, adverb
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