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 Dictionary entry overview: What does coordinating mean? 

COORDINATING (adjective)
  The adjective COORDINATING has 1 sense:

1. serving to connect two grammatical constituents of identical construction

  Familiarity information: COORDINATING used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

COORDINATING (adjective)

Sense 1coordinating [BACK TO TOP]


Serving to connect two grammatical constituents of identical construction


coordinating; coordinative

Context example:

'and' in 'John and Mary' or in 'John walked and Mary rode' is a coordinating conjunction; and so is 'or' in 'will you go or stay?'

Domain category:

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


subordinating (serving to connect a subordinate clause to a main clause)

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