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clause

Clauses are groups of words that contain both a subject and a predicate.
There are two main types of clauses: independent clauses, which can function independently as sentences, and dependent clauses, which depend on an independent clause to form a sentence.
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clause

Law a section of a legal document such as a contract, will, or draft statute

Clause

 

a technical legal term used to denote:

(1) Each individual provision or condition in such documents as constitutions, statutes, declarations, laws, treaties, resolutions, and instructions.

(2) In the narrow sense, a special provision or reservation attached to a treaty.

clause

[klȯz]
(computer science)
A part of a statement in the COBOL language which may describe the structure of an elementary item, give initial values to items in independent and group work areas, or redefine data previously defined by another clause.

clause

In the AIA documents, a subdivision of a subparagraph, identified by four numerals, e.g., 3.3.10.1.

clause

(logic)
A logical formula in conjunctive normal form, which has the schema

p1 ^ ...^ pm => q1 V ... V qn.

or, equivalently,

~p1 V ... V ~pn V q1 V ... V qn,

where pi and qi are atoms.

The operators ~, ^, V, => are connectives, where ~ stands for negation, ^ for conjunction, V for disjunction and => for implication.

clause

(grammar)
A part of a sentence (or programming language statement) that does not constitute a full sentence, e.g. an adjectival clause in human language or a WHERE clause in a SQL statement.
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Apparently, the head verb in a posterior clausal conjunct rules out gapping and sets the ellipsis mode to FCR (10b).
The difficulty being least with verb phrase parallelism and increasing with adverbial, noun phrasal, adjectival, correlative, clausal, and comparative.
Constituent order at clausal level seems to be quite free in Aleppo Domari.
With Jan Rijkhoff's article, "Descriptive and discourse-referential modifiers in a layered model of the noun phrase," we leave the area of clausal grammar, and turn to the layered structure of the NP.
And although utterances expressing a counter-presuppositional contrast have been generally classified as sentences with a broad, clausal, focus, in some cases, as we saw, an initial topic element seems to establish a bi-partite division in the sentence.
This claim is not at odds with the role so far assigned to systematicity, for systematicity itself is in fact manifested by these intuitions: while competent speakers cannot have intuitions constituting competent understanding of phrases including lexical items that they have not encountered before, they do have them concerning clausal phrases they come across for the first time.
Beeman, "Building and Accessing Clausal Representations: The Advantage of First Mention versus the Advantage of Clause Recency," Journal of Memory and Language 28 (1989): 735-755.
In 65, the probe "who by" is left implicit with medium goal in subject position in a passive clausal environment, and in 66 the indirect participant "who by" is implicit in the circumstance.
They cover semantic and pragmatic properties of sentence types, sentence types and clausal peripheries, and clausal properties of lexical categories.
The SFGS framework for analysis includes the Thematic Field, "a complex functional zone in clause/initial position serving a variety of clausal and discourse functions" (299).
we think that this is indicative of a fundamentally lower general tendency to explicitly mark clausal relations in spoken Otomi than in Spanish.
expressing verbal inflection and the Complementiser such as that introduces clausal complements; notice in this respect that the Old English relative is not analyzed as a pronoun but as a conjunction].