pronoun - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] linguistics 

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  1. a word used instead of a noun group for referring to a person, group, or thing that has already been mentioned or that is obvious from the context. The words ‘you’, ‘it’, ‘mine’, ‘this’, and ‘myself’ are all pronouns. Words like ‘anyone’, ‘everything’ and ‘whoever’ are also pronouns.