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Noun: subordinating conjunction
  1. The subordination that occurs when a conjunction makes one linguistic unit a constituent of another
  2. A conjunction (like 'since' or 'that' or 'who') that introduces a dependent clause
    - subordinate conjunction

Derived forms: subordinating conjunctions

Type of: conjunction, conjunctive, connective, continuative

Encyclopedia: Subordinating conjunction