Conjunction definition

kən-jŭngkshən
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(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)
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The position of two celestial bodies when they have the same celestial longitude, especially a configuration in which a planet or the Moon lies on a straight line from Earth to or through the Sun. Planets in this position are not visible to the naked eye because they are in line with the Sun and obscured by its glare; the Moon in this position is new. &diamf3; The inner planets Mercury and Venus have two conjunction points with Earth. Either planet is at inferior conjunction when it lies directly between the Earth and the Sun, and is at superior conjunction when it lies directly opposite Earth on the far side of the Sun. The outer planets have only one conjunction point with Earth, when they lie opposite Earth on the far side of the Sun.
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One resulting from or embodying a union; a combination.
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A joint or simultaneous occurrence; concurrence.

The conjunction of historical and economic forces that created a depression.

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(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.
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A joining together or being joined together; union; association; combination.
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(astrology) An aspect in which planets are in close proximity to one another.
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(logic) The proposition resulting from the combination of two or more propositions using the ∧ operator.
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The state of being joined.
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The part of speech that serves to connect words, phrases, clauses, or sentences.
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Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, such as and, but, as, and because.
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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.
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The relationship between the components of a conjunction.
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The act of joining, or condition of being joined.
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(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.
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(astronomy) The alignment of two bodies in the solar system such that they have the same longitude when seen from Earth.
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An occurring together; coincidence.

The conjunction of events.

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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."

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(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.
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The act of joining.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
conjunction
Plural:
conjunctions

Origin of conjunction

  • Middle 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 conjoin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French conjonction, from Latin coniūnctiō (“joining”), from coniungere (“to join”).

    From Wiktionary