Definition of anaphora noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈnæfərə//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈnæfərə//
[uncountable] Linguistic devices
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the use of a word that refers to or replaces another word used earlier in a sentence, for example the use of ‘does’ in the sentence ‘I disagree and so does John’ See related entries: Linguistic devices Word Originlate 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek, ‘repetition’, from ana- ‘back’ + pherein ‘to bear’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: anaphora