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coordinating conjunction

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noun

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.

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Origin of coordinating conjunction

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for coordinating conjunction

coordinating conjunction

noun

a conjunction that introduces coordinate clauses, such as and, but, and orCompare subordinating conjunction
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