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clause

 
 
pronunciation:
klawz
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of words that has a subject and a verb. Clauses can be part or all of a sentence.
The sentence "I woke up when the phone rang" is made up of two clauses connected by the word "when."
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similar words:
dependent, sentence, simple sentence
definition 2: a section, article, or provision of a legal document or of other documents.
The senators added a clause to the new law.
synonyms:
article, part, section
similar words:
paragraph, passage
derivation: clausal (adj.)
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The word clause contains the following part:
claus, clos, clud, clus Latin root that means to close