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subordinate clause

noun, Grammar
1.
a clause that modifies the principal clause or some part of it or that serves a noun function in the principal clause, as when she arrived in the sentence I was there when she arrived or that she has arrived in the sentence I doubt that she has arrived.
Also called dependent clause.
Compare main clause.
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British Dictionary definitions for de pendent clause

subordinate clause

noun
1.
(grammar) a clause with an adjectival, adverbial, or nominal function, rather than one that functions as a separate sentence in its own right Compare coordinate clause, main clause
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