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conjunct

adjective con·junct \ kən-ˈjəŋ(k)t , kän- \

Definition of conjunct

1 : united, joined
2 : joint
3 : relating to melodic progression by intervals of no more than a major second — compare disjunct

Examples of conjunct in a Sentence

  1. the supreme commander of the conjunct operations of the allied armies

conjunct and Music

With its prefix con-, meaning "with, together", conjunct means basically "joined together". A rather intellectual word, it has special meanings in music (referring to a smooth melodic line that doesn't skip up or down) and astronomy (referring to two stars or planets that appear next to each other), but its more general "bound together" meaning is rarer. A conjunction is a word (particularly and, or, *or *but) that joins together words or groups of words, and an adverb that joins two clauses or sentences (such as so, however, meanwhile, therefore, or also) is called a conjunctive adverb—or simply a conjunct.

Origin and Etymology of conjunct

Middle English, from Latin conjunctus, past participle of conjungere


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conjunct

noun con·junct \ ˈkän-ˌjəŋ(k)t \

Definition of conjunct

1 : something joined or associated with another; specifically : one of the components of a conjunction
2 : an adverb or adverbial (such as so, in addition, however, secondly) that indicates the speaker's or writer's assessment of the connection between linguistic units (such as clauses)

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First Known Use of conjunct

1667



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