from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Grammar The dependent or subordinate relationship of clauses with connectives.
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- n. Syntactic subordination of one clause or construction to another
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In grammar, dependent construction: opposed to parataxis.
Greek hupotaxis, subjection, from hupotassein, to arrange under : hupo-, hypo- + tassein, tag-, to arrange.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)