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[kuh n-join] /kənˈdʒɔɪn/
verb (used with or without object)
to join together; unite; combine; associate.
Grammar. to join as coordinate elements, especially as coordinate clauses.
Origin of conjoin
1325-75; Middle English conjoigenn < Anglo-French, Middle French conjoign- (stem of conjoindre) < Latin conjungere. See con-, join
Related forms
conjoiner, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for conjoining
Historical Examples
  • But as mere representations, they stand under no law of conjunction except that which the conjoining faculty prescribes.

  • It possesses a great multitude of materials, but can only use these materials in the way of conjoining or separating.

  • In the main channel of a number of conjoining glens we came on a nice little pool under a step in the rocky bed.

    Spinifex and Sand David W Carnegie
  • conjoining the two oceans, it will be an agency of matchless power, not only commercial, but political.

  • And lastly the winter sign was the Water Bearer, the bright Fomalhaut conjoining his rays with the sun's at midwinter.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy Richard A. Proctor
  • Thereupon, the young damsels, conjoining their voices in a drawling chant, began to dance around him with the utmost gravity.

  • The present form of a peer's coronet is undoubtedly the conjoining of two separate emblems of his rank.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • A curious method of conjoining three coats is by engrafting the third in base (Fig. 770).

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
British Dictionary definitions for conjoining


to join or become joined
Derived Forms
conjoiner, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French conjoindre, from Latin conjungere, from jungere to join
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Word Origin and History for conjoining



late 14c., from Old French conjoindre "meet, come together" (12c.), from Latin coniungere "to join together," from com- "together" (see com-) + iungere "join" (see jugular). Related: Conjoined, conjoining.

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