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co- +‎ reference


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coreference (countable and uncountable, plural coreferences)

  1. (grammar) The relationship between multiple terms that have a common referent
    • 1988, Andrew Radford, Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 119:
      If we use subscript letters to indicate coreference (so that two NPs
      with the same subscript refer to the same entity, whereas two NPs with differ-
      ent subscripts refer to different entities), then we can say that (19) is ambigu-
      ous as between the two interpretations represented in (20) below:
      (20) (i)      The meni will shoot the arrowsj at each otherj
             (ii)      The meni will shoot the arrowsj at each otheri


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