Definition of Conjunction

1. Noun. The temporal property of two things happening at the same time. "The interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable"

2. Noun. The state of being joined together.
Exact synonyms: Colligation, Conjugation, Junction
Specialized synonyms: Anastomosis, Inosculation, Synapse
Generic synonyms: Unification, Union
Derivative terms: Colligate

3. Noun. An uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences.

4. Noun. The grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction.

5. Noun. (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac.
Exact synonyms: Alignment
Category relationships: Astronomy, Uranology
Generic synonyms: Encounter, Meeting
Specialized synonyms: Inferior Conjunction, Superior Conjunction

6. Noun. Something that joins or connects.

Definition of Conjunction

1. n. The act of conjoining, or the state of being conjoined, united, or associated; union; association; league.

Definition of Conjunction

1. Noun. The act of joining, or condition of being joined. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Sexual intercourse. ¹

3. Noun. (grammar) 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.'' ¹

4. Noun. (astronomy) The alignment of two bodies in the solar system such that they have the same longitude when seen from Earth. ¹

5. Noun. (astrology) An aspect in which planets are in close proximity to one another. ¹

6. Noun. (context: logic) The proposition resulting from the combination of two or more propositions using the ? (\and) operator. ¹

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Definition of Conjunction

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Conjunction

conjugative plasmid
conjunctival arteries
conjunctival cul-de-sac
conjunctival fornix
conjunctival glands
conjunctival layer of bulb
conjunctival layer of eyelids
conjunctival reflex
conjunctival ring

Literary usage of Conjunction

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant, John Miller Dow Meiklejohn (1899)
"SECTION II Of the Possibility of a conjunction of the Manifold ... But the conjunction (conjunctio) of a manifold in intuition never can be given us by the ..."

2. English Grammar, Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners: With an by Lindley Murray (1829)
"In the two following phrases, the conjunction as is improperly omitted ; " Which nobody ... But in the following and many similar phrases, this conjunction ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The place of conjunction of the sun and moon would clearly pass round the ... At or near the time when the place of either conjunction was crossing from the ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1802)
"If he would please the public, a poet should be very difficult in pleasing himself. Art. 35. The conjunction of Jupiter and Venut in Leo, ..."

5. The American Mathematical Monthly by Mathematical Association of America (1901)
"Venus and Sun were in conjunction inferior July 4, 1900. ... Therefore the conjunction of Mars and the Sun happened 392 days after July 1, 1828, ..."

6. The Quarterly Review by George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1907)
"Translated and edited, in conjunction with other scholars, by E. Kautzsch. Freiburg i. ... Edited, in conjunction with various scholars, by Karl Marti. ..."

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