- The definition of a conjunction is the joining together of elements and it is a word that connects sentences, phrases or clauses.
- An example of conjunction is classmates coming together to solve a math problem
- An example of conjunction is the word "and."
- a joining together or being joined together; union; association; combination
- an occurring together; coincidence: the conjunction of events
- Astrol., Astron. the condition of two or more celestial bodies, esp. a planet with the sun, located along the same celestial longitude when observed from the earth
- Gram. an uninflected word used to connect words, phrases, clauses, or sentences; connective: conjunctions may be coordinating (Ex.: and, but, or), subordinating (Ex.: if, when, as, because, though), or correlative (Ex.: either . . . or, both . . . and)
Origin of conjunctionMiddle English conjunccion ; from Old French conjunction ; from Classical Latin conjunctio ; from past participle of conjungere: see conjoin
- a. The act of joining.b. The state of being joined.
- A joint or simultaneous occurrence; concurrence: the conjunction of historical and economic forces that created a depression.
- One resulting from or embodying a union; a combination: “He is, in fact, a remarkable conjunction of talents” (Jerry Adler).
- Abbr. conj. Grammar a. The part of speech that serves to connect words, phrases, clauses, or sentences.b. Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, such as and, but, as, and because.
- Astronomy The position of two celestial bodies when they have the same or close to the same celestial longitude, such as the configuration in which a planet or the moon lies along or near a straight line from Earth to or through the sun.
- Logic a. A compound proposition that has components joined by the word and or its symbol and is true only if both or all the components are true.b. The relationship between the components of a conjunction.
Origin of conjunctionMiddle English coniunccioun, from Old French conjunction, conjuncion, from Latin coniūnctiō, coniūnctiōn-, a joining, conjunction (in grammatical sense, translation of Greek sundesmos, binding together, conjunction), from coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join; see conjoin.
- The act of joining, or condition of being joined.
- (grammar) A word used to join other words or phrases together into sentences. The specific conjunction used shows how the two joined parts are related. Example: Bread, butter and cheese.
- (astronomy) The alignment of two bodies in the solar system such that they have the same longitude when seen from Earth.
- (astrology) An aspect in which planets are in close proximity to one another.
- (logic) The proposition resulting from the combination of two or more propositions using the ∧ operator.
From Old French conjonction, from Latin coniūnctiō (“joining”), from coniungere (“to join”).