subordinating conjunction

or subordinate conjunction


noun Grammar.

a conjunction introducing a subordinate clause, as when in They were glad when I finished.

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decorum
Also called sub·or·di·na·tor.

Origin of subordinating conjunction

First recorded in 1870–75; subordinate + -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for subordinating conjunction

subordinating conjunction

noun

a conjunction that introduces subordinate clauses, such as if, because, although, and untilCompare coordinating conjunction
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