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Meaning of “relative pronoun” in the English Dictionary

"relative pronoun" in British English

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relative pronounnoun [C]

uk   us   specialized
a pronoun such as which, who, or that, used to ​begin a ​relativeclause: In the ​sentence "The woman who ​stole my ​phone was ​wearing a ​brownjacket", "who" is a ​relativepronoun.
(Definition of relative pronoun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"relative pronoun" in American English

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relative pronounnoun [C]

 us   /ˈrel·ə·t̬ɪv ˈproʊˌnaʊn/
(in ​grammar) a pronoun such as "which," "who," or "that," that is used to ​begin a relative ​clause: In the ​sentence "The ​movie that we ​saw was very good," "that" is a relative pronoun.
(Definition of relative pronoun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “relative pronoun”
in Chinese (Simplified) 关系代词…
in Turkish ilgi zamiri…
in Russian относительное местоимение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 關係代詞…
in Polish zaimek względny…
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