compound-complex
adjective Date: 1923 of a sentence having two or more main clauses and one or more subordinate clauses

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  • compound-complex — adjective of a sentence : having more than one main clause and at least one subordinate clause (as he told me to leave and I left as soon as I could) …   Useful english dictionary

  • compound-complex sentence — /kom pownd kom pleks/ a sentence having two or more coordinate independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses, as The lightning flashed (independent clause) and the rain fell (independent clause) as he entered the house (dependent clause) …   Universalium

  • compound-complex sentence — com′pound com′plex sen′tence n. gram. a sentence having two or more coordinate independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses, as The lightning flashed (independent clause) and the rain fell (independent clause) as he entered the house… …   From formal English to slang

  • compound-complex sentence — /kom pownd kom pleks/ a sentence having two or more coordinate independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses, as The lightning flashed (independent clause) and the rain fell (independent clause) as he entered the house (dependent clause) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Complex sentence — A complex sentence is a sentence with one independent clause and at least one dependent clause. Examples I ate the meal that you cooked. (I ate the meal is an independent clause and that you cooked is a relative clause.) I enjoyed the apple pie… …   Wikipedia

  • Complex-compound sentence — A complex compound sentence or compound complex sentence is a sentence with at least two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses (also known as subordinate clauses). Example The dog lived in the backyard, but the cat, who knew he… …   Wikipedia

  • compound — compound1 compoundable, adj. compoundedness, n. compounder, n. adj. /kom pownd, kom pownd /; n. /kom pownd/; v. /keuhm pownd , kom pownd/, adj. 1. composed of two or more parts, elements, or ingredients: Soap is a compound substance. 2 …   Universalium

  • complex — com|plex1 W2S3 [ˈkɔmpleks US ˌka:mˈpleks] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: complexus, past participle of complecti to include (many different things) , from com ( COM ) + plectere ( PLEXUS)] 1.) consisting of many different parts and often… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Complex question — Complex question, trick question, multiple question or plurium interrogationum (Latin, of many questions ) is a question that has a presupposition that is complex. The presupposition is a proposition that is presumed to be acceptable to the… …   Wikipedia

  • compound — com·pound /kəm pau̇nd/ vt 1: to agree for a consideration not to prosecute (an offense) ◇ Compounding a felony is a common law crime. 2: to pay (interest) on both the accrued interest and the principal Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam …   Law dictionary

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