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Definition of the third person noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    the third person

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  1. 1(grammar) a set of pronouns and verb forms used by a speaker to refer to other people and things “They are” is the third person plural of the verb “to be.”
  2. 2a way of writing a novel, etc. as the experience of someone else, using third person forms a book written in the third person compare first person, second person
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: the third person