one of two or more clauses of equal status in a sentence, especially 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.
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Origin of coordinate clause
First recorded in 1870–75
Words nearby coordinate clause
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British Dictionary definitions for coordinate clause
one of two or more clauses in a sentence having the same status and introduced by coordinating conjunctionsCompare subordinate clause
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