demonstrative pronoun

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demonstrative pronoun (plural demonstrative pronouns)

  1. (grammar) a pronoun that replaces a noun whose identity can be understood from the context; it indicates whether the noun is singular or plural, and whether it is near or far from the speaker or writer
    Note: In English they are the same as the demonstrative adjectives - this, that, these and those
    Hypernym: pronoun
    Hyponym: determinative pronoun