[ kuh-taf-er-uh ]
/ kəˈtæf ər ə /
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the use of a word or phrase to refer to a following word or group of words, as the use of the phrase as follows.
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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 cataphoracat·a·phor·ic [kat-uh-fawr-ik, -for-], /ˌkæt əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/, adjectivecat·a·phor·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for cataphora
/ (kəˈtæfərə) /
grammar the use of a word such as a pronoun that has the same reference as a word used subsequently in the same discourseCompare anaphora
Derived forms of cataphoracataphoric (ˌkætəˈfɒrɪk), adjective
Word Origin for cataphora
from cata- + Greek pherein to bear
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Medical definitions for cataphora
[ kə-tăf′ə-rə ]
Somnolence marked by periods of partial consciousness.
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