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.

  2. conjunctionnoun

    Sexual intercourse.

  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.

  4. conjunctionnoun

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

  5. conjunctionnoun

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

  6. conjunctionnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conjunctionnoun

    Etymology: conjunctio, Latin.

    With our small conjunction we should on,
    To see how fortune is dispos’d to us. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    He will unite the white rose and the red;
    Smile, heaven, upon his fair conjunction,
    That long hath frown’d upon their enmity. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    The treaty gave abroad a reputation of a strict conjunction and amity between them. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    Man can effect no great matter by his personal strength, but as he acts in society and conjunction with others. South.

    An invisible hand from heaven mingles with hearts and souls by strange, secret, and unaccountable conjunctions. South.

    God, neither by drawing waters from the deep, nor by any conjunction of the stars, should bury them under a second flood. Walter Raleigh, History of the World.

    Has not a poet more virtues and vices within his circle? Cannot he observe their influences in their oppositions and conjunctions, in their altitudes and depressions? He shall sooner find ink than nature exhausted. Thomas Rymer, Tragedies of last Age.

    Pompey and Cæsar were two stars of such a magnitude, that their conjunction was as fatal as their opposition. Jonathan Swift.


  1. conjunction

    A conjunction is a part of speech or word that is used to connect words, phrases, clauses or sentences. It provides a relationship between the elements of a sentence and creates a logical connection. Examples of conjunctions include 'and', 'or', 'but', 'because', and 'so'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conjunctionnoun

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

  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

  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

  4. 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. 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.

  2. Merlino Masele Katuabuyenge:

    The conjunction "but" sounds good when the disadvantageous situation begins sentence

  3. William Foley:

    I came up with the idea in conjunction with the commissioner to let us do a ticket drive to demonstrate the viability of the market, i think Vegas is a sports town. That's our job to prove it, and we need to prove it with this ticket drive.

  4. Joe DeSimone:

    The device is able to deliver a much greater amount of drug into the tumor while reducing exposure of the drug to the rest of the body and therefore limiting the whole body toxicities and side effects, it may also be used in conjunction with complementary drugs given to the entire body so that we can better target the tumor and any floating cancer cells in the body at the same time.

  5. Rahoal Deb:

    All political parties in conjunction with media and business tycoons are making fools to people by playing drama over Covid-19 because there is no Corona virus in reality

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