- The definition of conjunctive is something that joins, or is two things combining or co-occurring.
- Tissue that joins muscle to bone is an example ofconjunctive tissue.
- Two scientific theories that go together and combine in a way that both make sense are an example ofconjunctive theories.
- serving to join together; connective
- united; combined; joint
- Gram.: said of unstressed forms of personal, reflexive, or reciprocal pronouns in some Romance languages (Ex.: me in French il me faut)
- used as a conjunction: the conjunctive adverb “consequently”
- connecting both the meaning and the construction of sentence elements: “and” and “moreover” are conjunctive
- always used in conjunction with the verb
Origin of conjunctiveMiddle English conjunctif ; from Classical Latin conjunctivus, connective (in Late Latin subjunctive mood) ; from conjunctus: see conjoint
Gram. a conjunctive word; esp., a conjunction
- Joining; connective.
- Joined together; combined: the conjunctive focus of political opposition.
- Grammar a. Of, relating to, or being a conjunction.b. Serving to connect elements of meaning and construction within sentences, as and and since, or between sentences, as therefore.
A connective word, especially a conjunction or conjunctive adverb.
- (grammar) relating to a conjunction
- (grammar) of a personal pronoun, used only in immediate conjunction with the verb of which the pronoun is the subject, such as French je or Irish sé
- (grammar, of a verb) Subjunctive: inflected to indicate that an act or state of being is possible, contingent or hypothetical, and not a fact.
- (logic) of or relating to logical conjunction