relative adjective

noun

Definition of relative adjective

: a pronominal adjective that introduces a clause qualifying an antecedent (as which in “our next meeting will be on Monday, at which time a new chairman will be elected”) or a clause functioning as a substantive (as which in “I do not know which course I should follow”)

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“Relative adjective.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relative%20adjective. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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