Definition of pro-form in English:

pro-form

noun

Linguistics
  • A word or lexical unit that is dependent for its meaning on reference to some other part of the context or sentence in which it occurs, for example, a pronoun replacing a noun or noun phrase, or a verb replacing a clause, such as do in she likes chocolate and so do I.

Pronunciation:

pro-form

/ˈprōfôrm/