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relative pronoun

noun [C] uk   specialized us  
a pronoun such as which, who, or that, used to begin a relative clause : In the sentence "The woman who stole my phone was wearing a brown jacket", "who" is a relative pronoun.
Translations of “relative pronoun”
in Chinese (Traditional) 關係代詞…
in Russian относительное местоимение…
in Turkish ilgi zamiri…
in Chinese (Simplified) 关系代词…
in Polish zaimek względny…
(Definition of relative pronoun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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