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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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