[adjective kuh n-juhngkt, kon-juhngkt; noun kon-juhngkt]
- bound in close association; conjoined; combined; united: conjunct ideas; conjunct influences.
- formed by conjunction.
- 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.
- (of a pronoun) having enclitic or proclitic form and occurring with a verb, as French me, le, se.
- pertaining to a word so characterized.
- Music. progressing melodically by intervals of a second: conjunct motion of an ascending scale.
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
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Historical Examples of conjunctly
Sale has erred in rendering them, conjunctly, "Most merciful."The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. I.
- joined; united
- music relating to or denoting two adjacent degrees of a scale
- logic one of the propositions or formulas in a conjunction
Word Origin for conjunct
C15: from Latin conjunctus, from conjugere to unite; see conjoin
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Word Origin and History for conjunctly
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