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relative clause

noun [C]  us   /ˈrel·ə·t̬ɪv ˈklɔz/
grammar a clause in a sentence that cannot exist independently, begins with a relative pronoun , and describes a noun that comes before it: In the sentence "The movie that we saw was very good," "that we saw" is a relative clause.
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