coordinating conjunction
noun Date: 1916 a conjunction (as and or or) that joins together words or word groups of equal grammatical rank

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  • coordinating conjunction — n. a conjunction that connects coordinate words, phrases, or clauses (Ex.: and, but, for, or, nor, yet, so) …   English World dictionary

  • coordinating conjunction — UK [kəʊˌɔː(r)dɪneɪtɪŋ kənˈdʒʌŋkʃ(ə)n] / US [koʊˌɔrdɪneɪtɪŋ kənˈdʒʌŋkʃən] noun [countable] Word forms coordinating conjunction : singular coordinating conjunction plural coordinating conjunctions linguistics a word such as and or but that joins… …   English dictionary

  • coordinating conjunction — noun 1. the coordination by conjunction of linguistic units of the same status • Hypernyms: ↑conjunction 2. a conjunction (like and or or ) that connects two identically constructed grammatical constituents • Hypernyms: ↑conjunction, ↑conjunctive …   Useful english dictionary

  • coordinating conjunction — Gram. 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. Also, coordinate conjunction. Cf. subordinating conjunction. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • coordinating conjunction — noun a conjunction placed between words, phrases, clauses, or sentences of equal rank, e.g. and, but, or. Contrasted with subordinating conjunction …   English new terms dictionary

  • coordinating conjunction — coor′dinating conjunc′tion n. gram. a conjunction that connects grammatical elements of equal rank, as and in Sue and Andrea or or in Should I stay or go? Compare subordinating conjunction …   From formal English to slang

  • coordinating conjunction — /koʊˌɔdəneɪtɪŋ kənˈdʒʌŋkʃən/ (say koh.awduhnayting kuhn jungkshuhn) noun a conjunction such as and, or and but which links coordinate clauses. Also, co ordinating conjunction …   Australian English dictionary

  • coordinating conjunction — noun A conjunction that joins two grammatical elements of the same status or construction …   Wiktionary

  • coordinating conjunction — co.ordinating con junction n a word such as and or but which joins two words, groups, or ↑clauses which are equal in importance or rank →↑subordinating conjunction …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • coordinating conjunction — co|or|di|nat|ing con|junc|tion [ kou,ɔrdıneıtıŋ kən dʒʌŋkʃən ] noun count LINGUISTICS a word such as and or but that joins two parts of a sentence that are of equal importance ─ compare SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTION …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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