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Meaning of conjunction by Wiktionary Dictionary

conjunction


    Etymology

    Via Old French from Latin coniūnctiō ( “joining” ), from coniungere ( “to join” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -ʌŋkʃən

    Noun

    conjunction ( plural: conjunctions )

    1. The act of joining, or condition of being joined .
    2. ( obsolete ) Sexual intercourse.
    3. ( 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 .
    4. ( astronomy ) The alignment of two bodies in the solar system such that they have the same longitude when seen from Earth .
    5. ( astrology ) An aspect in which planets are in close proximity to one another .
    6. ( logic ) The proposition resulting from the combination of two or more propositions using the ∧ ( \and ) operator .

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    conjunction

    By Wiktionary ( 2011/01/24 20:30 UTC Version )

    Etymology

    Via Old French from Latin coniūnctiō ( “joining” ) < coniungere ( “to join” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -ʌŋkʃən

    Noun

    conjunction ( plural: conjunctions )

    1. The act of joining, or condition of being joined .
    2. ( obsolete ) Sexual intercourse.
    3. ( 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 .
    4. ( astronomy ) The alignment of two bodies in the solar system such that they have the same longitude when seen from Earth .
    5. ( astrology ) An aspect in which planets are in close proximity to one another .
    6. ( logic ) The proposition resulting from the combination of two or more propositions using the ∧ ( \and ) operator .

    Related terms

    See also



Explanation of conjunction by Wordnet Dictionary

conjunction


    Noun
    1. something that joins or connects

    2. the temporal property of two things happening at the same time

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

    4. apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac

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

    6. the state of being joined together



    Definition of conjunction by GCIDE Dictionary

    conjunction


    1. Conjunction 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.

      ☞ 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.