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noun [countable] linguistics     independent clause pronunciation in British English
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singularindependent clause
pluralindependent clauses
  1. a clause that contains a verb which shows time or tense, and usually a subject. An independent clause can be a sentence on its own, for example ‘Halley’s comet is named after the English astronomer’ is an independent clause.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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