conjunct[kən juŋkt′; also, and for n.always, kän′juŋkt′]
- joined together; joint; associated
- Music pertaining to progression by successive degrees of a scale
Origin of conjunctMedieval Latin ; from Classical Latin conjunctus, past participle of conjungere: see conjoin
a person or thing joined or associated with another
- Joined together; united.
- Acting in association; combined: “the conjunct &ellipsis; influences of fire and strong drink” (Thomas Love Peacock).
- Music Of or relating to successive tones of the scale, moving step by step: conjunct motion; a conjunct melody.
- One that is in conjunction or association with another.
- Logic One of the components of a conjunction.
Origin of conjunctMiddle English, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin.
- (logic) Either term of a conjunction
- (linguistics) An adjunct that supplements a sentence with information, not considered to be an essential part of the propositional content, that connects the sentence with previous parts of the discourse, as "therefore" in "It was raining. Therefore, we didn't go swimming."