conjunction

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noun con·junc·tion \kən-ˈjəŋ(k)-shən\

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 <a conjunction of events>

  3. 3a :  the apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiacb :  a configuration in which two celestial bodies have their least apparent separation <a conjunction of Mars and Jupiter>

  4. 4 :  an uninflected linguistic form that joins together sentences, clauses, phrases, or words <Some common conjunctions are “and,” “but,” and “although.”>

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

conjunctional

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

conjunctionally

adverb

Examples of conjunction in a sentence

  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>

Origin and Etymology of conjunction

see 1conjunct


First Known Use: 14th century



CONJUNCTION Defined for English Language Learners

conjunction

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noun con·junc·tion \kən-ˈjəŋ(k)-shən\

Definition of conjunction for English Language Learners

  • 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


CONJUNCTION Defined for Kids

conjunction

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noun con·junc·tion \kən-ˈjəŋk-shən\

Definition of conjunction for Students

  1. 1 :  a joining together :  union

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



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