T-unit

[tee-yoo-nit]
noun
  1. a minimal unit constituting a complete sentence, consisting of one independent clause and any dependent clauses connected to it: used as a measure of the structural complexity of sentences.

Origin of T-unit

1960–65; t(erminable) unit
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