- any member of a small class of words distinguished in many languages by their function as connectors between words, phrases, clauses, or sentences, as and, because, but, however.
- any other word or expression of similar function, as in any case.
- a compound proposition that is true if and only if all of its component propositions are true.
- the relation among the components of such a proposition, usually expressed by AND or & or ·.
- the coincidence of two or more heavenly bodies at the same celestial longitude.
- the state of two or more such coinciding heavenly bodies.
Origin of conjunction
Examples from the Web for conjunction
The paperwork was spotless: he had died in transit, the conjunction of a weak heart and long trip.
And like all the other governors on this list, she expanded Medicaid in conjunction with Obamacare.
In conjunction, a new publication, Fred Tomaselli: The Times (Prestel, May 2014) will be available for purchase later this month.
He quit his million-dollar gig to, in conjunction with his wife, Eva, become an empowering resource for girls and young women.Our Photoshopping Disorder: The Truth in Advertising Bill Asks Congress to Regulate Deceptive Images|Erin Cunningham|April 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is also evidence that NSAIDs cause intestinal damage when taken in conjunction with exercise.Research Shows Link Between NSAID Use and Gut Disease|Valerie Vande Panne|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This process is termed the retinaculum, and serves, in conjunction with the frenulum, to lock the wings together during flight.New Zealand Moths and Butterflies|G. V. Hudson
A conjunction, then, is a word that conjoins, or joins together something.English Grammar in Familiar Lectures|Samuel Kirkham
When ye came upon me I was in contemplation of the elevated road in conjunction with the chief luminary of night.The Four Million|O. Henry
Hence the interjection and conjunction, which are essentially elliptic, must always be followed by a silence.Delsarte System of Oratory|Various
There was a conjunction in the zodiac of the signs of Aquarius and Pisces.The Ruling Passion|Henry van Dyke
British Dictionary definitions for conjunction
- the position of any two bodies that appear to meet, such as two celestial bodies on the celestial sphere
- Also called: solar conjunction the position of a planet or the moon when it is in line with the sun as seen from the earth. The inner planets are in inferior conjunction when the planet is between the earth and the sun and in superior conjunction when the sun lies between the earth and the planetCompare opposition (def. 8a)
- the operator that forms a compound sentence from two given sentences, and corresponds to the English and
- a sentence so formed. Usually written p&q, p∧q, or p.q., where p,q are the component sentences, it is true only when both these are true
- the relation between such sentences
Word Origin and History for conjunction
late 14c., originally of planets, from Old French conjonction "union, joining, sexual intercourse" (12c.), from Latin coniunctionem (nominative coniunctio), from past participle stem of coniugare "join together" (see conjugal). Cf. Italian congiunzione, Spanish conjunción. Grammatical sense (late 14c.) was in Latin, a loan-translation of Greek syndesmos. The word also had the meaning "sexual union" 17c.-18c.
Science definitions for conjunction
Culture definitions for conjunction
A word that joins words or groups of words. There are three kinds of conjunctions: coordinating, correlative, and subordinating. Coordinating conjunctions include and, but, or, not, yet, for, and so. Correlative conjunctions include the words in the pairs either/or, both/and, and neither/nor. Subordinating conjunctions begin subordinate clauses (see subordination) and join them to the rest of the sentence: “She didn't learn the real reason until she left the valley.”