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concessive clausenoun [C]

uk   /kənˌses.ɪvˈklɔːz/  us   /-ˈklɑːz/ specialized
a clause, often ​beginning with "though" or "​although", that ​expresses an ​idea that ​suggests the ​opposite of the ​mainpart of the ​sentence: The ​sentence "Although he's ​quiet, he's not ​shy" ​begins with a concessive ​clause.
(Definition of concessive clause from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “concessive clause”
in Chinese (Simplified) 让步从句…
in Chinese (Traditional) 讓步從句…
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