Definition of coordinating conjunction in English:

coordinating conjunction

Line breaks: co|ord¦in|at¦ing con|junc¦tion

noun

A conjunction placed between words, phrases, clauses, or sentences of equal rank, e.g. and, but, or. Contrasted with subordinating conjunction.
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  • A comma would be just plain wrong without a co-ordinating conjunction, the presence of which would have undermined the moral toughness of the sentence.
  • On page 90, under ‘parallel ideas linked with coordinating conjunctions’, she disapproves of an ing form phrase coordinated with an ordinary NP.
  • The 1928 prayer consists of a mere six sentences stated in four paragraphs, following one from the other by means of coordinating conjunctions.

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Pronunciation: əˈnɒm(ə)ləs
adjective
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