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coordinateconjunction
coordinating conjunction
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noun
Grammar
.
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.
Compare
subordinating conjunction
.
Origin:
1875–80
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World English Dictionary
coordinating conjunction
—
n
Compare
subordinating conjunction
a conjunction that introduces coordinate clauses, such as
and, but,
and
or
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