Q. what is the meaning of pronoun

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To find the meaning of the word pronoun, I recommend searching Literati by Credo which will provide a number of definitions from various reference sources.  

From the Online Library home page, click Find Articles, then scroll down the list of resources to Literati by Credo. 

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For instance, The American Heritage dictionary of the English language lists the following definitions: 

1. The part of speech that substitutes for nouns or noun phrases and designates persons or things asked for, previously specified, or understood from the context.

2. Any of the words within this part of speech, such as he or whom.
[Late Middle English pronoun, pronoune , partial translation of Latin prōnōmen (translation of Greek antōnumiā, interchange of names, pronoun) : prō-, pro- + nōmen, name, noun.]

Pronoun. (2011). In The American Heritage dictionary of the English language. Retrieved from http://libproxy.edmc.edu/login?url=http://literati.credoreference.com.libproxy.edmc.edu/content/entry/hmdictenglang/pronoun/0

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