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English definition of “the third person”

the third person

noun [S]    
B2 the form of a verb or pronoun that is used about another person you are speaking about or writing aboutGrammatical termsVerb forms, tenses and types of verbs
(Definition of the third person noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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