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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.]
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(Grammar) relating to or playing the part of a pronoun
[C17: from Late Latin prōnōminālis, from prōnōmen a pronoun]
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pro•nom•i•nal(proʊˈnɒm ə nl)
1. pertaining to, derived from, functioning as, or resembling a pronoun: My in my book is a pronominal adjective.n.
2. a pronominal word or expression.
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|Noun||1.||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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pronominal[prəʊˈnɒmɪnl] ADJ → pronominal
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