Definitions for clauseklɔz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a syntactic construction containing a subject and predicate and forming part of a sentence or constituting a whole simple sentence.
a distinct article or provision in a contract, treaty, will, or other formal or legal written document.
Origin of clause:
1175–1225; ME claus(e) (< AF) < ML clausa, back formation from L clausula closing of something written, der. of claus(us), ptp. of claudere to close
(grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a part of a legal document
a new clause added to the agreement
the part of sentence with a subject and a verb
***a relative clause
A group of two or more words which include a subject and any necessary predicate (the predicate also includes a verb, conjunction, or a preposition) to begin the clause; however, this clause is not considered a sentence for colloquial purposes.
A verb along with its subject and their modifiers. If a clause provides a complete thought on its own, then it is an independent (superordinate) clause; otherwise, it is (subordinate)dependent.
A separate part of a contract, a will or another legal document.
To amend (a bill of lading or similar document).
a separate portion of a written paper, paragraph, or sentence; an article, stipulation, or proviso, in a legal document
a subordinate portion or a subdivision of a sentence containing a subject and its predicate
see Letters clause / close, under Letter
In grammar, a clause is the smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition. A typical clause consists of a subject and a predicate, where the predicate is typically a verb phrase – a verb together with any objects and other modifiers. However the subject is sometimes not expressed; this is often the case in null-subject languages, if the subject is retrievable from context, but it also occurs in certain cases in other languages such as English. A simple sentence usually consists of a single finite clause with a finite verb that is independent. More complex sentences may contain multiple clauses. Main clauses are those that could stand as a sentence by themselves. Subordinate clauses are those that would be awkward or nonsensical if used alone.
Translations for clause
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a part of a sentence having its own subject and predicate, eg either of the two parts of this sentence
The sentence `Mary has a friend who is rich' contains a main clause and a subordinate (relative) clause.
- عِبارَه، جُمْلَه مُعْتَمِدَه/ ثانويهArabic
- просто изречениеBulgarian
- oraçãoPortuguese (BR)
- der NebensatzGerman
- πρόταση (γραμμ.)Greek
- عبارت؛ جمله وارهFarsi
- פְּסוּקִית, מִשפַּטHebrew
- व्याकरण संबंधी वाक्यांशHindi
- klausa, anak kalimatIndonesian
- frase, proposizioneItalian
- (문장에서의) 절Korean
- sakinys (sudėtinio sakinio dalis)Lithuanian
- teikums (kā salikta teikuma daļa)Latvian
- zdanie (pojedyncze)Polish
- عبارت؛ جمله وارهPersian
- فقره: (ګر) دجملې يوه برخه: دليكنې ياسند يوه برخهPashto
- stavek, povedSlovenian
- zavisna rečenicaSerbian
- 子句Chinese (Trad.)
- شق ، دفعہUrdu
- mệnh đềVietnamese
- 从句，分句，子句Chinese (Simp.)
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