[ adjective kuh n-juhngkt, kon-juhngkt; noun kon-juhngkt ]
/ adjective kənˈdʒʌŋkt, ˈkɒn dʒʌŋkt; noun ˈkɒn dʒʌŋkt /


bound in close association; conjoined; combined; united: conjunct ideas; conjunct influences.
formed by conjunction.
  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.


Logic. either of the propositions in a conjunction.
Grammar. a conjunctive adverb.

Nearby words

  1. conjugated double bond,
  2. conjugated protein,
  3. conjugation,
  4. conjugation tube,
  5. conjugative plasmid,
  6. conjunction,
  7. conjunction-reduction,
  8. conjunctiva,
  9. conjunctival,
  10. conjunctival artery

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

Related formscon·junct·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for conjunctly


/ (kənˈdʒʌŋkt, ˈkɒndʒʌŋkt) /


joined; united
music relating to or denoting two adjacent degrees of a scale


logic one of the propositions or formulas in a conjunction
Derived Formsconjunctly, adverb

Word Origin for conjunct

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

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Word Origin and History for conjunctly



mid-15c., from Latin coniunctus, past participle of coniugare (see conjugal). A doublet of conjoint.

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