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1. Of, relating to, or functioning as a pronoun.
2. Resembling a pronoun, as by specifying a person, place, or thing, while functioning primarily as another part of speech. His in his choice is a pronominal adjective.

[Late Latin prōnōminālis, from Latin prōnōmen, prōnōmin-, pronoun : pro-, in place of; see pro-1 + nōmen, name, noun; see noun.]

pro·nom′i·nal·ly adv.
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(Grammar) relating to or playing the part of a pronoun
[C17: from Late Latin prōnōminālis, from prōnōmen a pronoun]
proˈnominally adv
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(proʊˈnɒm ə nl)

1. pertaining to, derived from, functioning as, or resembling a pronoun: My in my book is a pronominal adjective.
2. a pronominal word or expression.
[1635–45; < Late Latin prōnōminālis. See pronoun, -al1]
pro•nom′i•nal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pronominal - a phrase that functions as a pronoun
phrase - an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
Adj.1.pronominal - relating to pronouns; "pronominal reference"
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[prəʊˈnɒmɪnl] ADJpronominal
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As regards the pronominal properties of the demonstratives, they are visible in (6) and (7).
El libro no tiene capitulos, sino que se divide en los siguientes apartados: Concordancia, Sintaxis nominal, Sintaxis pronominal, Sintaxis verbal, Oracion simple, Oraciones coordinadas, Oraciones subordinadas, Oraciones adverbiales.