Meaning of coordinate clause

coor'dinate clause'

Pronunciation: [key]
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  1. one of two or more clauses of equal status in a sentence, esp. when joined by a coordinating conjunction, as either The sun came out or the ice started to melt in The sun came out and the ice started to melt.
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