Definition of pro-form in English:

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pro-form

Pronunciation: /ˈprōfôrm/

noun

Linguistics
A word or lexical unit that is dependent for its meaning on reference to some other part of the context or sentence in which it occurs, for example, a pronoun replacing a noun or noun phrase, or a verb replacing a clause, such as do in she likes chocolate and so do I.

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Syllabification: pro-form

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