dependent clause


Definition of dependent clause


  1. :  a clause that does not form a simple sentence by itself and that is connected to the main clause of a sentence :  subordinate clause

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  hanging down

    :  determined or conditioned by another :  contingent

    :  relying on another for support

  1. :  dependency

    :  one that is dependent

    :  a person who relies on another for support

  1. :  a group of words containing a subject and predicate and functioning as a member of a complex (see 2complex 1b(2)) or compound (see 2compound 3b) sentence

    :  a separate section of a discourse (see 1discourse 3) or writing

    :  a distinct article in a formal document

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