- 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: Middle English conjunctif ; from Classical Latin conjunctivus, connective (in Late Latin subjunctive mood) ; from conjunctus: see conjoint
- conjunctively adverb
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- 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.
- con·juncˈtive·ly adverb