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clause

clause

 
 
pronunciation:
klawz
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in grammar, a sequence of words having a subject and a verb and forming one part of a compound or complex sentence, or all of a simple sentence.
The sentence "I woke up when the phone rang" is made up of two clauses connected by the conjunction "when."
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similar words:
dependent, independent clause, main clause, relative clause, sentence, simple sentence, subordinate clause
definition 2: a section, article, or provision of a legal document or the like.
The lawyer explained the clauses in the contract that were unclear to us.
synonyms:
article, part, provision, section
similar words:
covenant, paragraph, passage, proviso, stipulation
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derivation: clausal (adj.)
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