Definition of pronominal in English:

pronominal

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

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.

Origin

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

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.

Definition of pronominal in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day vituperate
Pronunciation: vɪˈtjuːpəreɪt
verb
blame or insult (someone) in strong language...