exophora

[ ek-sof-er-uh ]
/ ɛkˈsɒf ər ə /

noun Grammar.

the use of a word or phrase to refer to something in the extralinguistic environment, as that in Look at that, said by someone pointing to a sunset.

Nearby words

  1. exoperidium,
  2. exophasia,
  3. exophiala,
  4. exophiala jeanselmei,
  5. exophiala werneckii,
  6. exophoria,
  7. exophoric,
  8. exophthalmic,
  9. exophthalmic goiter,
  10. exophthalmic goitre

Compare endophora.

Origin of exophora


Related formsex·o·phor·ic [ek-suh-fawr-ik, -for-] /ˌɛk səˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/, adjective

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