Subordinate conjunctions

subordinating conjunction

noun Grammar.
a conjunction introducing a subordinate clause, as when in They were glad when I finished.
Also, subordinate conjunction.
Also called subordinator.


Origin:
1870–75; subordinate + -ing2

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subordinating conjunction
 
n
Compare coordinating conjunction a conjunction that introduces subordinate clauses, such as if, because, although, and until

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