conjunction


con·junc·tion

noun \kən-ˈjəŋ(k)-shən\

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
:  the act or an instance of conjoining :  the state of being conjoined :  combination <working in conjunction with state and local authorities>
2
:  occurrence together in time or space :  concurrence
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
:  an uninflected linguistic form that joins together sentences, clauses, phrases, or words
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 \-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>

First Known Use of CONJUNCTION

14th century

Rhymes with CONJUNCTION

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