Definitions for: Conjunction


[n] something that joins or connects
[n] the temporal property of two things happening at the same time; "the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable"
[n] an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
[n] (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac
[n] the grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction
[n] the state of being joined together



Webster (1913) Definition: Con*junc"tion, n. [L. conjunctio: cf. F.
conjunction. See Conjoin.]
1. The act of conjoining, or the state of being conjoined,
united, or associated; union; association; league.

He will unite the white rose and the red: Smille
heaven upon his fair conjunction. --Shak.

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

2. (Astron.) 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.

Note: Heavenly bodies are said to be in conjunction when they
are seen in the same part of the heavens, or have the
same longitude or right ascension. The inferior
conjunction of an inferior planet is its position when
in conjunction on the same side of the sun with the
earth; the superior conjunction of a planet is its
position when on the side of the sun most distant from
the earth.

3. (Gram.) A connective or connecting word; an indeclinable
word which serves to join together sentences, clauses of a
sentence, or words; as, and, but, if.

Though all conjunctions conjoin sentences, yet, with
respect to the sense, some are conjunctive and some
disjunctive. --Harris.

Synonyms: alignment, coincidence, colligation, concurrence, conjugation, conjunctive, connective, co-occurrence, junction, junction

See Also: adversative conjunction, anastomosis, barrier strip, closed-class word, concomitance, connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion, contact, contemporaneity, contemporaneousness, coordinating conjunction, coordinating conjunction, copulative conjunction, disjunctive conjunction, encounter, function word, grammatical relation, inferior conjunction, inosculation, joint, junction barrier, meeting, overlap, simultaneity, simultaneousness, splice, splicing, subordinate conjunction, subordinating conjunction, subordinating conjunction, superior conjunction, synapse, tangency, thermojunction, unification, union, unison

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