subordinating conjunction

/səˌbɔdəneɪtɪŋ kənˈdʒʌŋkʃən/ (say suh.bawduhnayting kuhn'jungkshuhn)

noun Grammar
a conjunction introducing a subordinate clause, as `when' in `They were glad when I came'.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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