from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A clause in a complex sentence that contains at least a subject and a verb and can stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence.
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- noun grammar A clause that can stand alone
syntacticallyas a complete sentence; contains at least a subjectand a verb.
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- noun a clause in a complex sentence that can stand alone as a complete sentence
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