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CLAUSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does clause mean? 

CLAUSE (noun)
  The noun CLAUSE has 2 senses:

1. (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
2. a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)

  Familiarity information: CLAUSE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLAUSE (noun)


Sense 1clause [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("clause" is a kind of...):

construction; expression; grammatical construction (a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit)

Domain category:

grammar (the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics or morphology))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "clause"):

independent clause; main clause (a clause in a complex sentence that can stand alone as a complete sentence)

coordinate clause (a clause in a complex sentence that is grammatically equivalent to the main clause and that performs the same grammatical function)

dependent clause; subordinate clause (a clause in a complex sentence that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and that functions within the sentence as a noun or adjective or adverb)

relative clause (a clause introduced by a relative pronoun)

double indemnity (a clause in an insurance policy that provides for double the face value of the policy in the case of accidental death)

Holonyms ("clause" is a part of...):

sentence (a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language)


Sense 2clause [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

clause; article

Hypernyms ("clause" is a kind of...):

section; subdivision (a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical))

Domain category:

contract (a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "clause"):

rider (a clause that is appended to a legislative bill)

reserve clause (a clause that used to be part of the contract with a professional athlete extending the contract for a year beyond its expiration)

joker (an inconspicuous clause in a document or bill that affects its meaning in a way that is not immediately apparent)

escalator; escalator clause (a clause in a contract that provides for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices or benefits etc. depending on certain conditions (as a change in the cost of living index))

deductible (a clause in an insurance policy that relieves the insurer of responsibility to pay the initial loss up to a stated amount)

arbitration clause (a clause in a contract providing for arbitration of disputes arising under the contract)

Holonyms ("clause" is a part of...):

document; papers; written document (writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature))


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