Conjunction meaning

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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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One resulting from or embodying a union; a combination.
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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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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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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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(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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The act of joining, or condition of being joined.
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A joining together or being joined together; union; association; combination.
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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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(logic) The proposition resulting from the combination of two or more propositions using the ∧ operator.
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(astrology) An aspect in which planets are in close proximity to one another.
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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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A joint or simultaneous occurrence; concurrence.

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

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An occurring together; coincidence.

The conjunction of events.

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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