coreferential

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

co- +‎ referential

Adjective[edit]

coreferential (not comparable)

  1. (of multiple terms) That refers to, or reference the same thing
  2. (grammar) Of or pertaining to coreference
    • 1988, Andrew Radford, Transformational Grammar, Cambridge: University Press, ISBN 0-521-34750-5, page 6:
      [...] To take an example from Chomsky (Knowledge (1986), p. 8), any native speaker of English knows that them can be interpreted as being coreferential to (i.e. referring to the same set of individuals as) the men in (5) (a) below, but not in (5) (b):
      (5) (a)_____I wonder who the men expected to see them
      ___(b)____The men expected to see them