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conjunct

[ adjective kuhn-juhngkt, kon-juhngkt; noun kon-juhngkt ]
/ adjective kənˈdʒʌŋkt, ˈkɒn dʒʌŋkt; noun ˈkɒn dʒʌŋkt /
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adjective
bound in close association; conjoined; combined; united: conjunct ideas; conjunct influences.
formed by conjunction.
Grammar.
  1. occurring only in combination with an immediately preceding or following form of a particular class, and constituting with this form a single phonetic unit, as 'll in English he'll, and n't in isn't.
  2. (of a pronoun) having enclitic or proclitic form and occurring with a verb, as French me, le, se.
  3. pertaining to a word so characterized.
Music. progressing melodically by intervals of a second: conjunct motion of an ascending scale.
noun
Logic. either of the propositions in a conjunction.
Grammar. a conjunctive adverb.
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Origin of conjunct

1425–75; late Middle English (past participle) <Latin conjunctus joined, connected (past participle of conjungere to join together), equivalent to con-con- + junc- (variant stem of jungere to join) + -tus past participle suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM conjunct

con·junct·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for conjunct

conjunct
/ (kənˈdʒʌŋkt, ˈkɒndʒʌŋkt) /

adjective
joined; united
music relating to or denoting two adjacent degrees of a scale
noun
logic one of the propositions or formulas in a conjunction

Derived forms of conjunct

conjunctly, adverb

Word Origin for conjunct

C15: from Latin conjunctus, from conjugere to unite; see conjoin
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