[kuh n-juhngk-tiv]
  1. serving to connect; connective: conjunctive tissue.
  2. conjoined; joint: a conjunctive action.
  3. Grammar.
    1. (of a mode) subjunctive.
    2. (of a pronoun) conjunct.
    3. of the nature of a conjunction.
    4. (of an adverb) serving to connect two clauses or sentences, as however or furthermore.
  4. Logic. characterizing propositions that are conjunctions.
  1. Grammar. a conjunctive word; a conjunction.

Origin of conjunctive

1400–50; late Middle English conjunctif < Late Latin conjunctīvus. See conjunct, -ive
Related formscon·junc·tive·ly, adverbnon·con·junc·tive, adjectivenon·con·junc·tive·ly, adverbsub·con·junc·tive, adjectivesub·con·junc·tive·ly, adverbun·con·junc·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for conjunctively

Historical Examples of conjunctively

  • The world it represents as a collection, some parts of which are conjunctively and others disjunctively related.

British Dictionary definitions for conjunctively


  1. joining; connective
  2. joined
  3. of or relating to conjunctions or their use
  4. logic relating to, characterized by, or containing a conjunction
  1. a less common word for conjunction (def. 3)
Derived Formsconjunctively, adverb

Word Origin for conjunctive

C15: from Late Latin conjunctīvus, from Latin conjungere to conjoin
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Word Origin and History for conjunctively



late 15c., from Latin coniunctivus "serving to connect," from coniunctus, past participle of coniungere (see conjoin). Grammatical sense is from 1660s.

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