or subordinate conjunction
- a conjunction introducing a subordinate clause, as when in They were glad when I finished.
Compare coordinating conjunction.
Origin of subordinating conjunction
Also called sub·or·di·na·tor.
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- a conjunction that introduces subordinate clauses, such as if, because, although, and untilCompare coordinating conjunction
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