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English definition of “that”

that

  /ðæt/ pronoun
A1 used to mean something that has already been talked about or seen: That looks heavy.
A1 used to mean something that is not near you: What’s that in the corner?
A2 used to make a connection with an earlier statement: My train was cancelled. That’s why I’m late.
that’s it used to say that something is correct: You need to push the two pieces together. That’s it.
(Definition of that pronoun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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