coreference

or co-ref·er·ence

[ koh-ref-er-uh ns, -ref-ruh ns ]
/ koʊˈrɛf ər əns, -ˈrɛf rəns /

noun Linguistics.

a relationship between two words or phrases in which both refer to the same person or thing and one stands as a linguistic antecedent of the other, as the two pronouns in She taught herself but not in She taught her.

Nearby words

  1. corecipient,
  2. corecleisis,
  3. corectasia,
  4. corectomedialysis,
  5. corectopia,
  6. coreferential,
  7. coreid bug,
  8. corelate,
  9. corelation,
  10. corelative

Origin of coreference


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