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English definition of “this”

this

adjective, pronoun (THING REFERRED TO)   /ðɪs/ (plural these  /ðiz/)
used for a person , object , or thing to show which one is referred to or has been referred to before: This book is mine – yours is over there. Try on these sunglasses to see how you look in them. If you wear the scarf like this, it will look better . infml So I said to this guy , "Do I know you?" This also refers to something that is nearest to the speaker in time and sometimes in space : I’ve got to see the doctor again this Thursday . By this time tomorrow , I’ll be in Paris . this is People say this is to introduce someone: Harry , this is Joan. this minute (also this second) This minute or this second means now: It doesn’t have to be done this minute , but it should be done before lunch .
(Definition of this adjective, pronoun (THING REFERRED TO) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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