deictic pronoun
Definition - A pronoun that refers to a noun that is missing from the discourse, hence its antecedent must be inferred from the context.

Notes:
1. As opposed to anaphoric pronouns which refer to an antecedent that has been previously mentioned in the discourse.

Example -
You will get to know him better.
(The pronouns you and him are deictic, because they refer to unmentioned antecedents.)

Etymology -
The word deictic derives from the Greek deiktikos, able to show; the word pronoun derives from the Latin pronomen (from the Latin pro, in place of + nomen, name or noun).



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