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noun [countable] linguistics     coordinating conjunction pronunciation in British English
/kəʊˌɔː(r)dɪneɪtɪŋ kənˈdʒʌŋkʃ(ə)n/
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singularcoordinating conjunction
pluralcoordinating conjunctions
  1. a conjunction such as ‘and’, ‘or’, ‘but’, or ‘plus’, that joins words, groups, clauses of equal importance (coordinate clauses), and sentences. For example in the noun groupold men and women’, ‘and’ is a coordinating conjunction. In the sentence ‘Our team lost, but it was a great day out’, ‘but’ is a coordinating conjunction.
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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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