dependent clause

noun

Definition of dependent clause

grammar
: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

dependent play
  1. : hanging down

  2. : determined or conditioned by another : contingent

  3. : relying on another for support

  1. : dependency

  2. : one that is dependent

clause play
  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

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


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