from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A pronoun that introduces a relative clause and has reference to an antecedent, as who in the child who is wearing a hat or that in the house that you live in.
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- noun grammar A pronoun that introduces a
relative clauseand refersto an antecedent. Some words that can be used as interrogative pronounscan alternatively be used as relative pronouns: what, which, who, whom, and whose. The other relative pronouns are whoever, whosoever, whomever, whatever, and that.
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- noun a pronoun (as `that' or `which' or `who') that introduces a relative clause referring to some antecedent
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