a relative clause that describes or supplements but is not essential in establishing the identity of the antecedent and is usually set off by commas in English. In This year, which has been dry, is bad for crops the clause which has been dry is a nonrestrictive clause.
[ree-teyl for 1–4, 6; ri-teyl for 5] /ˈri teɪl for 1–4, 6; rɪˈteɪl for 5/ noun 1. the sale of goods to ultimate consumers, usually in small quantities (opposed to ). adjective 2. pertaining to, connected with, or engaged in sale at retail: the retail price. adverb 3. in a retail quantity or at a […]
[ri-tal-ee-ey-shuh n] /rɪˌtæl iˈeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of ; return of like for like; reprisal. n. 1580s, noun of action from Late Latin retaliare “pay back in kind,” from re- “back” (see re-) + Latin talio “exaction of payment in kind,” from or influenced by talis “suchlike” (see that). Originally used both in […]
[ri-ten-shuh n] /rɪˈtɛn ʃən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being . 3. the power to ; capacity for . 4. the act or power of remembering things; memory. /rɪˈtɛnʃən/ noun 1. the act of retaining or state of being retained 2. the capacity to hold or retain liquid 3. the […]
[ri-trak-til] /rɪˈtræk tɪl/ adjective, Zoology. 1. capable of being drawn back or in, as the head of a tortoise; exhibiting the power of retraction. /rɪˈtræktaɪl/ adjective 1. capable of being drawn in: the retractile claws of a cat retractile re·trac·tile (rĭ-trāk’tĭl, -tīl’) adj. That can be drawn back or in, as the claws of a […]