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1. Grammar A group of words containing a subject and a predicate and forming part of a compound or complex sentence.
2. A distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin clausa, close of a rhetorical period, from feminine of Latin clausus, past participle of claudere, to close.]

claus′al (klô′zəl) adj.
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Adj.1.clausal - of or relating to or functioning as a clause; "clausal structure"
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For example, tense alternation, including both undifferentiated temporal deictics and abrupt tense shifts, accounts for the realignment (i.e., homodiegeticization [154]), content gap, shifts in point of view that take place at the microlevel (clausal level) in the embedded story worlds (subworlds).
Fox and Thompson (2010), on wh-questions, show that while phrasal answers simply answer the question, clausal answers indicate that the question is somehow problematic.
This is in fact stated explicitly by Chomsky (1995: 237): "It is hardly plausible that Case and phi-features of book are determined by its position in a clausal configuration...
These techniques are based on variants of clausal resolution (Leitsch 1997): every rewriting step essentially corresponds to the application of clausal resolution between a CQ among the ones already generated and a concept or role inclusion axiom of the ontology.
Moreover, if the what-phrase is considered to be the standard wh-word for clausal complements, then the sentence (19b) would be analyzed as a version of (19a), as exemplified by Fanselow (2006 : 451) for German; a similar analysis seems to apply for the Estonian sentences (20a) and (20b).
According to SSH Communications Security, it is estimated that after taxes, costs and royalty fee paid to Clausal Computing Ltd, this patent license and settlement agreement will have a moderate positive impact on its net profit in the first quarter of 2018.
Linguists consider the verbal domain, the clausal and sentential domains, the nominal domain, and typological aspects of the Romance languages.
Another feature of lexical bundles is their usual incompleteness in structure as they tend to appear as fragments from a larger grammatical structure or even as crossover bundles bridging two phrasal or clausal units (Biber, 2009).
The OP contains syntactic elements that have scope and whose primary function is to modify different layers of the clause and the NP (Van Valin 2004: 8-9); for example, aspect is a nuclear operator, modifying the nucleus of the clause (usually the verb), while tense is a clausal operator, modifying the clause (i.e.