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cataphora

[ kuh-taf-er-uh ]
/ k蓹藞t忙f 蓹r 蓹 /
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noun Grammar.
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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Origin of cataphora

OTHER WORDS FROM cataphora

cat路a路phor路ic [kat-uh-fawr-ik, -for-], /藢k忙t 蓹藞f蓴r 瑟k, -藞f蓲r-/, adjectivecat路a路phor路i路cal路ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for cataphora

cataphora
/ (k蓹藞t忙f蓹r蓹) /

noun
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 cataphora

cataphoric (藢k忙t蓹藞f蓲r瑟k), adjective

Word Origin for cataphora

from cata- + Greek pherein to bear
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Medical definitions for cataphora

cataphora
[ k蓹-t膬f蓹-r蓹 ]

n.
Semicoma.
Somnolence marked by periods of partial consciousness.
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