serving to connect two grammatical constituents of identical construction

`and' in `John and Mary' or in `John walked and Mary rode' is a coordinating conjunction; and so is `or' in `will you go or stay?'

Syn: ↑coordinating
Ant: ↑subordinating (for: ↑coordinating)
Topics: ↑grammar

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\(ˈ)kō|ȯ(r)d(ə)nəd.iv, -ətiv; -dənˌād.iv, -ātiv\ adjective
Etymology: coordination + -ive
1. of a conjunction : coordinating
2. : that coordinates

a coordinative mechanism

: having reference to coordination

coordinative duties

3. linguistics : having two or more heads — used of an endocentric construction (as books and papers); opposed to subordinative

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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