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(Grammar) one of two or more clauses in a sentence having the same status and introduced by coordinating conjunctions. Compare subordinate clause
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one of two or more clauses of equal status in a sentence, esp. when joined by a coordinating conjunction, as either The sun came out or the ice started to melt in The sun came out and the ice started to melt. Compare subordinate clause.
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|Noun||1.||coordinate clause - a clause in a complex sentence that is grammatically equivalent to the main clause and that performs the same grammatical function|
complex sentence - a sentence composed of at least one main clause and one subordinate clause
clause - (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
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