Meaning of “dependent clause” in the English Dictionary

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dependent clausenoun [ C ]

us /dɪˈpen·dənt ˈklɔz/

grammar a clause in a sentence that cannot form a separate sentence but can be joined to a main clause to form a sentence

(Definition of “dependent clause” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)