conjunctive

[ kuhn-juhngk-tiv ]
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adjective
  1. serving to connect; connective: conjunctive tissue.

  2. conjoined; joint: a conjunctive action.

  1. Grammar.

    • (of a mode) subjunctive.

    • (of a pronoun) conjunct.

    • of the nature of a conjunction.

    • (of an adverb) serving to connect two clauses or sentences, as however or furthermore.

  2. Logic. characterizing propositions that are conjunctions.

noun
  1. Grammar. a conjunctive word; a conjunction.

Origin of conjunctive

1
1400–50; late Middle English conjunctif<Late Latin conjunctīvus.See conjunct, -ive

Other words from conjunctive

  • con·junc·tive·ly, adverb
  • non·con·junc·tive, adjective
  • non·con·junc·tive·ly, adverb
  • sub·con·junc·tive, adjective
  • sub·con·junc·tive·ly, adverb
  • un·con·junc·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for conjunctive

conjunctive

/ (kənˈdʒʌŋktɪv) /


adjective
  1. joining; connective

  2. joined

  1. of or relating to conjunctions or their use

  2. logic relating to, characterized by, or containing a conjunction

noun
  1. a less common word for conjunction (def. 3)

Origin of conjunctive

1
C15: from Late Latin conjunctīvus, from Latin conjungere to conjoin

Derived forms of conjunctive

  • conjunctively, adverb

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