Definition of pronominal in English:

pronominal

Line breaks: pro|nom¦inal
Pronunciation: /prəʊˈnɒmɪn(ə)l
 
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adjective

  • Relating to or serving as a pronoun: a pronominal form
    More example sentences
    • This turns out to be unexplained under the pronominal anaphor account: if a long-distance reflexive were a pronominal anaphor, it would be expected to be bound in the matrix sentence.
    • Furthermore, demonstrative nominal and demonstrative pronominal anaphors appeared to function quite differently in expressing differences in transition stages of discourse referents.
    • Some of his corrections really did have to do with grammar or syntax, such as his insistence on maintaining consistent parallel structure and pronominal reference.

Derivatives

pronominalization

(also pronominalisation) noun

pronominalize

(also pronominalise) verb

pronominally

adverb
More example sentences
  • As noted, classifiers (together with an appropriate numeral and/or determiner) can be used pronominally.

Origin

mid 17th century: from late Latin pronominalis 'belonging to a pronoun', from Latin pronomen (see pronoun).

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