Meaning of coreference

co•ref•er•ence

Pronunciation: (kō-ref'ur-uns, -ref'runs), [key]
— n. Ling.
  1. a relationship between two words or phrases in which both refer to the same person or thing and one stands as a linguistic antecedent of the other, as the two pronouns in She taught herself but not in She taught her.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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