Dependent-clause meaning

A clause that cannot stand alone as a full sentence and functions as a noun, adjective, or adverb within a sentence.
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A clause that cannot function syntactically as a complete sentence by itself but has a nominal, adjectival, or adverbial function within a larger sentence; subordinate clause (Ex.: She will visit us if she can.)
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(grammar) A subordinate clause.
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