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I could get my camera and point it at two people and not point it at the homeless third person to the right of the frame, or not include the murder that's going on to the left of the frame.
Joel Sternfeld

Meaning of "third person" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THIRD PERSON

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THIRD PERSON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Third person is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES THIRD PERSON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of third person in the English dictionary

The definition of third person in the dictionary is a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used when referring to objects or individuals other than the speaker or his addressee.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THIRD PERSON

third eye
third eyelid
third floor
third form
third gender
third house
Third International
third man
third man argument
Third Market
third molar
Third Order
third party
third party, fire and theft
third rail
third reading
Third Reich
Third Republic
third sector
third space

WORDS THAT END LIKE THIRD PERSON

Anderson
Carson
chairperson
draftsperson
Emerson
first person
first-person
Henderson
in person
Jefferson
lay person
Macpherson
McPherson
Paterson
person
Peterson
salesperson
Sanderson
second person
spokesperson
tradesperson

Synonyms and antonyms of third person in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «third person» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THIRD PERSON

Find out the translation of third person to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of third person from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «third person» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

第三人
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tercera persona
570 millions of speakers

English

third person
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तीसरे व्यक्ति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شخص ثالث
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

третье лицо
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

terceira pessoa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তৃতীয় ব্যক্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tiers
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

orang ketiga
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

dritte Person
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

三人称
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

세번째 사람
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wong katelu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người thứ ba
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மூன்றாவது நபர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तिसरी व्यक्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Üçüncü kişi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

terza persona
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

trzecia osoba
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

третя особа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a treia persoană
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τρίτο πρόσωπο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

derde persoon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tredje person
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tredje person
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of third person

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THIRD PERSON»

The term «third person» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.862 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THIRD PERSON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about third person

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10 QUOTES WITH «THIRD PERSON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word third person.
1
Arthur Golden
This time all the historical details and things were right. But I'd written it again in third person, and people found it dry. I decided to throw that one away.
2
Arthur Herzog
It's also possible to have two third person singular points of view, as represented by two characters through whose eyes the story is told in alternating chapters, say.
3
Tim Huelskamp
Marriage can be tough. It really is. But God is calling you to do everything you can. It's just not you and your spouse. There's a third person in your marriage. And God would like to bless and protect that marriage, and give you many fruitful days ahead.
4
Craig Kilborn
I learned at an early age that using the third person will push some buttons.
5
Michael Koryta
'Envy the Night' was my first stand alone, the first book I'd written in the third person and I loved the feel of that, and it was different but it was also the same. 'So Cold the River,' I knew, was going to be really different, and that's why I thought about doing it as a novella under a pseudonym, because I didn't want to damage my career.
6
Juliet Marillier
Third person allows a deeper exploration of the relationships between characters. We can see their misunderstandings and hear what they think about each other. We can create a more complex structure with various story threads running parallel.
7
Cass McCombs
Opinions only carry weight in the second or third person.
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John McWhorter
Every third person in the world is a drama queen. And crying 'victim,' especially when you're not really a victim in any real way, feels good. It feels good to cry victim if you're not one.
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Thomas Steinbeck
When it comes to the form the narrative will take, whether first person, third person, or Aunt Grace's cat, I usually find that the story tells me which voice it prefers, and that often changes as I go along. And in the end it really doesn't matter as long as the author can rig those voices all in harness to pull the same load.
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Joel Sternfeld
I could get my camera and point it at two people and not point it at the homeless third person to the right of the frame, or not include the murder that's going on to the left of the frame.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THIRD PERSON»

Discover the use of third person in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to third person and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Third Person: Authoring and Exploring Vast Narratives
Narrative strategies for vast fictional worlds across a variety of media, from World of Warcraft to The Wire.
Pat Harrigan, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, 2009
2
The Third Person
Roberto Esposito is one of leading figures in a new generation of Italian philosophers. This book criticizes the notion of the person and develops an original account of the concept of the impersonal - what he calls the third person
Roberto Esposito, 2012
3
Third Person Singular: A Mars Bahr Mystery
Third Person Singular is a multilayered screamer of a debut that will have readers breathlessly awaiting KJ Erickson's next effort.
Kj Erickson, 2010
4
The Multiple Perspective: Wilhelm Raabe's Third-person ...
In this study the works of Wilhelm Raabe (1831 1910) are being discussed, taking into account the emerge of the perspectival narration, culminating in the Braunschweig period (1870-1920).
Irene Stocksieker Di Maio, 1981
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Self Versus Others: Media, Messages, and the Third-Person Effect
Chapin, J. R. (1999). Third-person perception and sexual risk taking among minority “at-risk” youth. Mass Communication and Society, 2, 163–173. Chapin, J. R. (2000). Third-person perception and optimistic bias among minority at-risk youth.
Julie L. Andsager, H. Allen White, 2010
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Question-order Effects and the Third-person Effect: ...
The primary experimental manipulation was a 5-week time lapse in order to extract a question-order effect.
Jennifer B. Gilkins, 2007
7
The Third Person
This isn't some kind of 'dear John' letter.
Steve Mosby, 2010
8
In The Third Person
IN THE THIRD PERSON She is a star of stage and screen, She is a natural beauty Queen. She has an air of confidence And every man wishes they could romance. She is attractive in every way, And she brightens up a dreary day. She always ...
Robert Goodier
9
The Third Person
observe him out of the corner of my eye for a response. 'She keeps disappearing. It's difficult for us to keep an eye on her.' 'That's why I never see her. I'm at evening classes on Mondays and Wednesdays.' Mrs Phillips is so dense. 'Okay, let's ...
10
The Third Person
David Frankel. "Of course, Rebekah.” I waited a few seconds to let him get there then I stepped through the door and closed it softly behind me. Andy was in gym shorts and a tee shirt. We were both barefoot. I moved to the foot of his bed, less ...
David Frankel, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THIRD PERSON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term third person is used in the context of the following news items.
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Third Person review – deeply dubious luxury fantasy
James Franco and Loan Chabanol in Third Person A car wreck of a movie … James Franco and Loan Chabanol in Third Person. Photograph: Maria Marin. «The Guardian, Nov 14»
2
'Third Person' review: Paul Haggis' hardly believable plot
In "Third Person," the latest collection of intertwined stories from writer-director Paul Haggis, Liam Neeson plays Michael, a writer living in Paris. Other people ... «Newsday, Jul 14»
3
Big attempt pays off in 'Third Person'
"Third Person" is Paul Haggis' best movie, and the one he has been building toward for years. Like his Oscar-winning "Crash," it involves multiple characters, but ... «Chron.com, Jul 14»
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'Third Person' review: Epic story is driven by emotion
"Third Person" is Paul Haggis' best movie, and the one he has been building toward for years. Like "Crash," it involves multiple characters, but its scope is wider. «SFGate, Jun 14»
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Paul Haggis Talks The Third Person
Walking the line between pure dramatist and thrill provider, Haggis' new film, Third Person, examines personal relationships through the interwoven stories of ... «Den of Geek, Jun 14»
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'Third Person' is a crowd of muddled ideas
Everyone is in crisis in Third Person, the ambitious but overwrought ensemble melodrama by the writer-director of Crash. Third Person (** out of four; rated R; ... «USA TODAY, Jun 14»
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Third Person” and “22 Jump Street.”
In Paul Haggis's new movie, “Third Person,” Anna (Olivia Wilde), a go-getting New York journalist, is having an affair with Michael (Liam Neeson), a Pulitzer ... «New Yorker, Jun 14»
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Pregnant Mila Kunis Glows On 'Third Person' Red Carpet
Kunis is just one famous face in the star-studded "Third Person," directed by Paul Haggis. Other cast members include Liam Neeson, James Franco, Olivia Wilde ... «Huffington Post, Jun 14»
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Romance and anger collide in 'Third Person' trailer -- VIDEO
Paul Haggis, Oscar-winning writer and director of films like Million Dollar Baby and Crash, sticks with romance in his latest, Third Person. The film stars James ... «Entertainment Weekly, Apr 14»
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Bungie's Destiny Was Once A Third Person Shooter
“We actually at one point were third-person only,” Ellis said. “There are some third-person elements in the game still. That's important for gameplay, but also to ... «Forbes, Dec 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Third person [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/third-person>. Dec 2019 ».
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