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The use of a linguistic unit, such as a pronoun, to refer ahead to another unit, for example, the use of him to refer to John in the sentence Near him, John saw a snake.

cat′a·phor′ic (kăt′ə-fôr′ĭk) adj.


(Grammar) grammar the use of a word such as a pronoun that has the same reference as a word used subsequently in the same discourse. Compare anaphora
[from cata- + Greek pherein to bear]
cataphoric adj


(kəˈtæf ər ə)

the use of a word or phrase to refer to a following word or group of words, as the use of the phrase as follows. Compare anaphora (def. 1)
(cata- + (ana) phora]
cat•a•phor•ic (ˌkæt əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-) adj.
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