or coordinate conjunction
- Grammar. a conjunction that connects two grammatical elements of identical construction, as and in Sue and Andrea or or in He can't decide if he should stay or go.
Compare subordinating conjunction.
Origin of coordinating conjunction
First recorded in 1875–80
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- a conjunction that introduces coordinate clauses, such as and, but, and orCompare subordinating conjunction
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