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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klawz]
    • /klɔz/
    • /klɔːz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawz]
    • /klɔz/

Definitions of clauses word

  • noun clauses Grammar. a syntactic construction containing a subject and predicate and forming part of a sentence or constituting a whole simple sentence. 1
  • noun clauses a distinct article or provision in a contract, treaty, will, or other formal or legal written document. 1
  • noun clauses A unit of grammatical organization next below the sentence in rank and in traditional grammar said to consist of a subject and predicate. 1
  • noun clauses plural of clause. 0
  • verb clauses (shipping) third-person singular simple present indicative form of clause. 0

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Origin of clauses

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
1175-1225; Middle English claus(e) (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin clausa, back formation from Latin clausula clausula

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Parts of speech for Clauses


clauses popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

clauses usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for clauses

noun clauses

  • articles — legal training
  • parts — a portion or division of a whole that is separate or distinct; piece, fragment, fraction, or section; constituent: the rear part of the house; to glue the two parts together.
  • provisions — a clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
  • catches — Plural form of catch.
  • chapters — Plural form of chapter.

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