What does conjunction mean?

Definitions for conjunction
kənˈdʒʌŋk ʃəncon·junc·tion

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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


  1. conjunction(Noun)

    The act of joining, or condition of being joined.

    Etymology: Via Old French from coniunctio, from coniungere.

  2. conjunction(Noun)

    Sexual intercourse.

    Etymology: Via Old French from coniunctio, from coniungere.

  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.

    Etymology: Via Old French from coniunctio, from coniungere.

  4. conjunction(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Via Old French from coniunctio, from coniungere.

  5. conjunction(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Via Old French from coniunctio, from coniungere.

  6. conjunction(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. conjunctio: cf. F. conjunction. See Conjoin.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. conjunctio: cf. F. conjunction. See Conjoin.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. conjunctio: cf. F. conjunction. See Conjoin.]


  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. conjunction

    In nautical astronomy, is when two bodies have the same longitude or right ascension.

Editors Contribution

  1. conjunction

    In grammar, a conjunction is a part of speech that connects words, phrases, or clauses that are called the conjuncts of the conjoining construction.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 10, 2018  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conjunction in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conjunction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of conjunction in a Sentence

  1. The CERC-Mori poll:

    In no moment since 1990 has there been a conjunction of such negative economic and political perceptions as there is at this time.

  2. Kathryn Jacks:

    We love our Kickstarter community, and want to continue to expand even broader, kickstarter was a tremendous platform to help us reach back to our roots for the Pebble Time launch earlier this year, but for Pebble Time Round we wanted to launch ourselves, in conjunction with our retail partners, to help us expand our reach and bring new Pebblers into the community.

  3. Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers:

    This law, when passed, in conjunction with the aggressive safety and related measures the University has implemented, is another step toward our mutual goal to increase student safety on campuses. Penn State has been, and continues to be, committed to addressing this serious national issue.

  4. Lydia Cisaruk:

    Before the acquisition, this matter was addressed by the franchise owner/operator in conjunction with the licensing authorities, staffing changes were made prior to the school coming under corporate ownership last year.

  5. Michael Millenson:

    Automating personalized messages isn't a terrible thing; we all get some of that in our everyday lives, the real question is whether this kind of automated messaging is in conjunction with a cultural change in how doctors think about their patients or not.

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