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Definition of cataphor noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

cataphor

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈkætəfər//
 
, NAmE//ˈkæt̮əˌfɔr//
 
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a word that refers to or has the same meaning as a later word. For example in “When he saw me, Steve looked shocked,” “he” is a cataphor for “Steve.”
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cataphor