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dependent clausenoun [C]

 us   /dɪˈpen·dənt ˈklɔz/
grammar a clause in a ​sentence that cannot ​form a ​separatesentence but can be ​joined to a ​main clause to ​form a ​sentence
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dependent clausenoun [C]

uk   us   specialized
in ​grammar, a clause that cannot ​form a ​separatesentence but can ​form a ​sentence when ​joined with a ​mainclause
(Definition of dependent clause from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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