Definitions for conjunctionkənˈdʒʌŋk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•junc•tionkənˈdʒʌŋk ʃən(n.)

  1. a member of a small class of words functioning as connectors between words, phrases, clauses, or sentences, as and, because, but, and unless.

    Category: Grammar

    Ref: Abbr.: conj. 2

  2. the act of conjoining; combination.

  3. the state of being conjoined; union; association:

    The police worked in conjunction with the army.

  4. a combination of events or circumstances.

  5. Logic. a compound proposition that is true only if all of its component propositions are true.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Philosphy

  6. the coincidence of two or more heavenly bodies at the same celestial longitude. such a coincidence regarded astrologically as a fusion of planetary influences.

    Category: Astronomy, Astrology

Origin of conjunction:

1350–1400; ME (< AF) < L

con•junc′tion•al•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. concurrence, coincidence, conjunction, co-occurrence(noun)

    the temporal property of two things happening at the same time

    "the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable"

  2. junction, conjunction, conjugation, colligation(noun)

    the state of being joined together

  3. conjunction, conjunctive, connective, continuative(noun)

    an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences

  4. conjunction(noun)

    the grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction

  5. conjunction, alignment(noun)

    (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac

  6. junction, conjunction(noun)

    something that joins or connects

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. conjunction(noun)ənˈdʒʌŋk ʃən

    a word that joins words or parts of sentences, such as "and" or "because"

Wiktionary

  1. conjunction(Noun)

    The act of joining, or condition of being joined.

  2. conjunction(Noun)

    Sexual intercourse.

  3. conjunction(Noun)

    A word used to join other words or phrases together into sentences. The specific conjunction used shows how the two joined parts are related. Example: Bread, butter and cheese.

  4. conjunction(Noun)

    The alignment of two bodies in the solar system such that they have the same longitude when seen from Earth.

  5. conjunction(Noun)

    An aspect in which planets are in close proximity to one another.

  6. conjunction(Noun)

    The proposition resulting from the combination of two or more propositions using the u2227 () operator.

  7. Origin: Via Old French from coniunctio, from coniungere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conjunction(noun)

    the act of conjoining, or the state of being conjoined, united, or associated; union; association; league

  2. Conjunction(noun)

    the meeting of two or more stars or planets in the same degree of the zodiac; as, the conjunction of the moon with the sun, or of Jupiter and Saturn. See the Note under Aspect, n., 6

  3. Conjunction(noun)

    a connective or connecting word; an indeclinable word which serves to join together sentences, clauses of a sentence, or words; as, and, but, if

Freebase

  1. Conjunction

    A conjunction occurs when two astronomical objects have either the same right ascension or the same ecliptical longitude, normally when observed from the Earth. In the case of two objects that always appear close to the ecliptic – such as two planets, or the Moon and a planet, or the Sun and a planet – this implies an apparent close approach between the objects as seen on the sky. In contrast, the term appulse is defined as the minimum apparent separation on the sky of two astronomical bodies. Conjunctions therefore involve two Solar System bodies, or one Solar System body and one more distant object such as a star. A conjunction is an apparent phenomenon caused by perspective only: there is no close physical approach in space between the two objects involved. Conjunctions between two bright objects close to the ecliptic, such as two bright planets, can be easily seen with the naked eye and can attract some public interest. The astronomical symbol of conjunction is ☌ and handwritten: . However, this symbol is never used in modern astronomy and is of historical interest only.


Translations for conjunction

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

conjunction(noun)

a word that connects sentences, clauses or words

John sang; I'll do it

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