anaphoric

[an-uh-fawr-ik, -for-]

Origin of anaphoric

First recorded in 1910–15; anaphor(a) + -ic
Related formsan·a·phor·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for anaphorically

anaphoric

adjective
  1. of or relating to anaphorism
Derived Formsanaphorically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anaphorically

anaphoric

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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