coordinating conjunction - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] linguistics 

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/kəʊˌɔː(r)dɪneɪtɪŋ kənˈdʒʌŋkʃ(ə)n/
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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