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conjunction

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noun con·junc·tion \kən-ˈjəŋ(k)-shən\

Simple Definition of conjunction

  • grammar : a word that joins together sentences, clauses, phrases, or words

  • : a situation in which two or more things happen at the same time or in the same place

Full Definition of conjunction

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of conjoining :  the state of being conjoined :  combination <working in conjunction with state and local authorities>

  2. 2 :  occurrence together in time or space :  concurrence

  3. 3 a :  the apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac b :  a configuration in which two celestial bodies have their least apparent separation

  4. 4 :  an uninflected linguistic form that joins together sentences, clauses, phrases, or words

  5. 5 :  a complex sentence in logic true if and only if each of its components is true — see truth table table

con·junc·tion·al play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
con·junc·tion·al·ly adverb

Examples of conjunction

  1. Some common conjunctions are and, but, and although.

  2. <the conjunction of the two major highways creates a massive influx of cars into the city>



14th Century

First Known Use of conjunction

14th century

Rhymes with conjunction



CONJUNCTION Defined for Kids

conjunction

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noun con·junc·tion \kən-ˈjəŋk-shən\

Definition of conjunction

  1. 1 :  a joining together :  union

  2. 2 :  a word or expression that joins together sentences, clauses, phrases, or words





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