conjunct

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adjective

con·​junct kən-ˈjəŋ(k)t How to pronounce conjunct (audio)
kän-
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: joint
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: relating to melodic progression by intervals of no more than a major second compare disjunct

conjunct

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noun

con·​junct ˈkän-ˌjəŋ(k)t How to pronounce conjunct (audio)
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: something joined or associated with another
specifically : one of the components of a conjunction
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: 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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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.

Examples of conjunct in a Sentence

Adjective the supreme commander of the conjunct operations of the allied armies
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
Fans can expect to see Batiste donning pearls, crystals, or other luxurious touches–Holmes reckons that this may happen considering the Neptune transit will be conjunct with his natal moon. Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 1 Feb. 2024 The full moon is conjunct Uranus, the planet of sudden changes, which is also in Taurus. The Astrotwins, ELLE, 30 Nov. 2022 The full moon is conjunct (together with) radical changemaker Uranus, which could bring a sudden opportunity to expand your horizons out of the blue. The Astrotwins, ELLE, 30 Nov. 2022 Avril’s Saturn, the planet of stability and structure, is conjunct Tyga’s Pluto, showing a real past life or karmic connection, explains Lang. Naydeline Mejia, Women's Health, 25 Mar. 2023 Kendall’s Saturn in Pisces is conjunct Bad Bunny’s Sun within one degree, which is a sticky point in their compatibility, says Lang. Naydeline Mejia, Women's Health, 31 Mar. 2023 This lunar eclipse is particularly potent as the moon will be conjunct changemaker Uranus, which could bring sudden plot twists within your closest relationship. The Astrotwins, ELLE, 30 Nov. 2022 The full moon is conjunct (together with) radical changemaker Uranus, which might bring a turning point to a team or friendship. The Astrotwins, ELLE, 30 Nov. 2022 This Moon is conjunct with rebellious Uranus in retrograde, creating electric energy. Venus Australis, refinery29.com, 25 Oct. 2020
Noun
These planets conjunct approximately once every 14 years. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 5 Apr. 2024 There’s also some chemistry with Bad Bunny’s Pluto (the planet of transformation and rebirth) in Scorpio and Mars conjunct Kendall’s Venus, Lang notes. Naydeline Mejia, Women's Health, 31 Mar. 2023 February 16—28: The Sun conjunct Saturn in your sign on the 16th is telling you to take a deep breath and shoulder responsibilities. Katharine Merlin, Town & Country, 16 Feb. 2023 As mentioned above, the tension-inducing energy of Mars retrograde in oft-superficial Gemini, all conjunct to a full moon, can lead to gossiping and fighting. Emily Newhouse, Allure, 6 Dec. 2022 They are being squared by the moon, our emotional inner life, and conjunct to Saturn, planet of discipline and responsibility. Emily Newhouse, Allure, 11 Aug. 2022 Another date to look out for is 3rd March, when Mars, Venus, and Pluto conjunct in Capricorn. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 26 Jan. 2022 The pensive Moon and tenacious Mars conjunct in your 2nd House of Income this afternoon to create some powerful energy. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 31 Dec. 2021 This opposition is followed by two more in-conjunct aspects, Mars in Leo quincunx Pluto in Capricorn and Sun in Leo quincunx Jupiter in Pisces. Gala Mukomolova, refinery29.com, 18 July 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Middle English, from Latin conjunctus, past participle of conjungere

First Known Use

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of conjunct was in the 15th century

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“Conjunct.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conjunct. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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