rel'ative clause'

a subordinate clause introduced by a relative pronoun, adjective, or adverb, either expressed or deleted, esp. such a clause modifying an antecedent, as who saw you in He's the man who saw you or (that) I wrote in Here's the letter (that) I wrote. Cf. definite relative clause, indefinite relative clause.

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relative bearingrelative complement
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