coindex

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

co- +‎ index

Verb[edit]

coindex (third-person singular simple present coindexes, present participle coindexing, simple past and past participle coindexed)

  1. (transitive, linguistics) To index together; to mark (words in a phrase) as referring to the same thing.
    • 2005, Daniel Büring, Binding theory, page 91:
      In other words, if a coindexed pronoun is outside of the c-command domain of a QNP, coindexing between the two will be semantically vacuous.

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