n) KEY NOUN:
- The act of joining.
- The state of being joined.
- A joint or simultaneous occurrence; concurrence: the conjunction of historical and economic forces that created a depression.
- One resulting from or embodying a union; a combination: "He is, in fact, a remarkable conjunction of talents" (Jerry Adler).
Abbr. conj. Grammar
- The part of speech that serves to connect words, phrases, clauses, or sentences.
- Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, such as and, but, as, and because.
- Astronomy The position of two celestial bodies on the celestial sphere when they have the same celestial longitude.
- A compound proposition that has components joined by the word and or its symbol and is true only if both or all the components are true.
- The relationship between the components of a conjunction.
Middle English coniunccioun
, from Old French conjunction, conjuncion
, from Latin conincti, coninctin-
, a joining, conjunction
(in grammatical sense, translation of Greek sundesmos
, binding together, conjunction
), from coninctus
, past participle of coniungere
, to join
; see conjoinOTHER FORMS:con·junction·al(Adjective)