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subordinating conjunction

noun, Grammar
1.
a conjunction introducing a subordinate clause, as when in They were glad when I finished.
Also, subordinate conjunction.
Also called subordinator.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; subordinate + -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for subordinating con-junction

subordinating conjunction

noun
1.
a conjunction that introduces subordinate clauses, such as if, because, although, and until Compare coordinating conjunction
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