subordinating conjunction

Definitions of subordinating conjunction
  1. noun
    a conjunction (like `since' or `that' or `who') that introduces a dependent clause
    synonyms: subordinate conjunction
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    type of:
    conjunction, conjunctive, connective, continuative
    an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
  2. noun
    the subordination that occurs when a conjunction makes one linguistic unit a constituent of another
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    type of:
    conjunction
    the grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction
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