What does conjunction mean?

Definitions for conjunction
kənˈdʒʌŋk ʃəncon·junc·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concurrence, coincidence, conjunction, co-occurrencenoun

    the temporal property of two things happening at the same time

    "the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable"

  2. junction, conjunction, conjugation, colligationnoun

    the state of being joined together

  3. conjunction, conjunctive, connective, continuativenoun

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

  4. conjunctionnoun

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

  5. conjunction, alignmentnoun

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

  6. junction, conjunctionnoun

    something that joins or connects


  1. conjunctionnoun

    The act of joining, or condition of being joined.

    Etymology: Via Old French from coniunctio, from coniungere.

  2. conjunctionnoun

    Sexual intercourse.

    Etymology: Via Old French from coniunctio, from coniungere.

  3. conjunctionnoun

    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. conjunctionnoun

    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. conjunctionnoun

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

    Etymology: Via Old French from coniunctio, from coniungere.

  6. conjunctionnoun

    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. Conjunctionnoun

    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. Conjunctionnoun

    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. Conjunctionnoun

    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. Mike McNaney:

    The announcement only addresses one element of the path forward – the utilization of testing to help further protect public health, we strongly believe it must also be utilized in conjunction with measures to reduce quarantine levels.

  2. 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.

  3. Janet Woodcock:

    Given the recognized public health benefits of sunscreen use, The FDA urges Americans to use sunscreens in conjunction with other sun protective measures( such as protective clothing).

  4. Sir Thomas Browne:

    I could be content that we might procreate, without conjunction, or that there were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and vulgar way of coition it is the most foolish act a wise man commits in all his life.

  5. Sergeant Trent Crump:

    Dealing with groups of protesters and opposing views is not the difficult part. Our goal and the real challenge are trying to anticipate unlawful activities that might occur in conjunction with these events.

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