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conjunction

Conjunctions are used to express relationships between things in a sentence, link different clauses together, and to combine sentences.
There are four main types of conjunctions: coordinating conjunctions, subordinating conjunctions, correlative conjunctions, and conjunctive adverbs.
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con·junc·tion

 (kən-jŭngk′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of joining.
b. The state of being joined.
2. A joint or simultaneous occurrence; concurrence: the conjunction of historical and economic forces that created a depression.
3. One resulting from or embodying a union; a combination: "He is, in fact, a remarkable conjunction of talents" (Jerry Adler).
4. Abbr. conj. Grammar
a. The part of speech that serves to connect words, phrases, clauses, or sentences.
b. Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, such as and, but, as, and because.
5. Astronomy The position of two celestial objects when they have the same celestial longitude. As viewed from Earth, two objects in conjunction will appear to be close to each other in the sky.
6. Logic
a. A compound proposition that has components joined by the word and or its symbol and is true only if both or all the components are true.
b. The relationship between the components of a conjunction.

[Middle English conjunccioun, from Old French conjunction, conjuncion, from Latin coniūnctiō, coniūnctiōn-, a joining, conjunction (in grammatical sense, translation of Greek sundesmos, binding together, conjunction), from coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join; see conjoin.]

con·junc′tion·al adj.
con·junc′tion·al·ly adv.

conjunction

(kənˈdʒʌŋkʃən)
n
1. the act of joining together; combination; union
2. simultaneous occurrence of events; coincidence
3. (Grammar) any word or group of words, other than a relative pronoun, that connects words, phrases, or clauses; for example and and while. Abbreviation: conj See also coordinating conjunction, subordinating conjunction
4. (Astronomy) astronomy
a. the position of any two bodies that appear to meet, such as two celestial bodies on the celestial sphere
b. Also called: solar conjunction the position of a planet or the moon when it is in line with the sun as seen from the earth. The inner planets are in inferior conjunction when the planet is between the earth and the sun and in superior conjunction when the sun lies between the earth and the planet. Compare opposition8a
5. (Astrology) astrology an exact aspect of 0° between two planets, etc, an orb of 8° being allowed. See opposition9, square10
6. (Logic) logic
a. the operator that forms a compound sentence from two given sentences, and corresponds to the English and
b. a sentence so formed. Usually written p&q, p∧q, or p.q., where p,q are the component sentences, it is true only when both these are true
c. the relation between such sentences
conˈjunctional adj
conˈjunctionally adv

con•junc•tion

(kənˈdʒʌŋk ʃən)

n.
1. a member of a small class of words functioning as connectors between words, phrases, clauses, or sentences, as and, because, but, and unless. Abbr.: conj.
2. the act of conjoining; combination.
3. the state of being conjoined; union; association: The police worked in conjunction with the army.
4. a combination of events or circumstances.
5. Logic. a compound proposition that is true only if all of its component propositions are true.
6.
a. the coincidence of two or more heavenly bodies at the same celestial longitude.
b. such a coincidence regarded astrologically as a fusion of planetary influences.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]
con•junc′tion•al, adj.
con•junc′tion•al•ly, adv.

Conjunction

 a combination of events or circumstances.
Examples: conjunction of alleys, courts, and passages, 1722; of circumstances, 1866; of events, 1862; of grammarians—Lipton, 1970; of planets, 1375; of all good things. 1644.

conjunction

A word used to connect other words, phrases, or sentences, for example, “but.”
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conjunction - the temporal property of two things happening at the same time; "the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable"
simultaneity, simultaneousness - happening or existing or done at the same time
concomitance - occurrence or existence together or in connection with one another
overlap - the property of partial coincidence in time
contemporaneity, contemporaneousness - the quality of belonging to the same period of time
unison - occurring together or simultaneously; "the two spoke in unison"
2.conjunction - the state of being joined together
anastomosis, inosculation - a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous
synapse - the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle; "nerve impulses cross a synapse through the action of neurotransmitters"
unification, union - the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union"
3.conjunction - an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
closed-class word, function word - a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning
coordinating conjunction - a conjunction (like `and' or `or') that connects two identically constructed grammatical constituents
subordinate conjunction, subordinating conjunction - a conjunction (like `since' or `that' or `who') that introduces a dependent clause
4.conjunction - the grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction
grammatical relation - a linguistic relation established by grammar
coordinating conjunction - the coordination by conjunction of linguistic units of the same status
subordinating conjunction - the subordination that occurs when a conjunction makes one linguistic unit a constituent of another
copulative conjunction - the conjunctive relation of units that expresses the addition of their meanings
disjunctive conjunction - the conjunctive relation of units that expresses the disjunction of their meanings
adversative conjunction - the conjunctive relation of units that expresses the opposition of their meanings
5.conjunction - (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
encounter, meeting - a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway"
inferior conjunction - (astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the same side of the sun
superior conjunction - (astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the opposite side of the sun
6.conjunction - something that joins or connects
connecter, connector, connective, connection, connexion - an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
tangency, contact - (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts"
joint - junction by which parts or objects are joined together
barrier strip, junction barrier - a junction unit for connecting 2 cables without the need for plugs
splice, splicing - a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together; "the break was due to an imperfect splice"
thermojunction - a junction between two dissimilar metals across which a voltage appears

conjunction

noun combination, union, joining, association, coincidence, juxtaposition, concurrence This is due to a conjunction of religious and social factors.

conjunction

noun
Translations
اِرْتِباطكَلِمَة رَبْط
conjunció
spojkakonjunkce
bindeordkonjunktionsammentræf
konjunkcio
konjunktiosidesanayhdistäminen
stjecajveznik
kötõszó
kata penghubung
samtenging
結合連接会合接合
접속사
išvienjungtukas
saiklis
conjuncţie
veznik
föreningkonjunktion
การเกิดขึ้นร่วมกัน
sự kết hợp

conjunction

[kənˈdʒʌŋkʃən] N
1. (Ling) → conjunción f
2. in conjunction withjunto con, juntamente con

conjunction

[kənˈdʒʌŋkʃən] n
in conjunction with → conjointement avec
(LINGUISTICS)conjonction f

conjunction

n
(Gram) → Konjunktion f, → Bindewort nt
(= association)Verbindung f; (= co-occurrence: of events) → Zusammentreffen nt; in conjunctionzusammen; in conjunction with the new evidencein Verbindung mit dem neuen Beweismaterial; the programme was broadcast in conjunction with the NBCdie Sendung wurde von NBC übernommen; the programme was produced in conjunction with the NBCdas Programm wurde in Zusammenarbeit mit NBC aufgezeichnet
(Astron) → Konjunktion f

conjunction

[kənˈdʒʌŋkʃn] n
a. (Gram) → congiunzione f
b. in conjunction within accordo con, insieme con or a

conjunction

(kənˈdʒaŋkʃən) noun
a word that connects sentences, clauses or words. John sang and Mary danced; I'll do it if you want.
in conjunction (with)
(acting) together (with).

conjunction

اِرْتِباط spojka sammentræf Verbindung σύνδεση conjunción yhdistäminen conjonction stjecaj congiunzione 結合 접속사 samenhang konjunksjon połączenie conjunção соединение förening การเกิดขึ้นร่วมกัน bağlantı sự kết hợp 同时发生
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Our own flags should be substituted for those of the enemy, and the chariots mingled and used in conjunction with ours.
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If we attend carefully to geographical and commercial considerations, in conjunction with the habits and prejudices of the different States, we shall be led to conclude that in case of disunion they will most naturally league themselves under two governments.
Yes, but they--Wurt, and Knaust, and Pripasov--would answer that your consciousness of existence is derived from the conjunction of all your sensations, that that consciousness of existence is the result of your sensations.
At present the planet Mars is in conjunction, but with every return to opposition I, for one, anticipate a renewal of their adventure.
That would be a desirable beginning for the young man, in conjunction with his employment under Garth.
And that these two bodies made up the most august assembly in Europe; to whom, in conjunction with the prince, the whole legislature is committed.
The commander of the naval forces of Helium promised to arrange to have the armies of Helium attack from the city in conjunction with our land attack, and so the vessels separated and Dejah Thoris was borne in triumph back to the court of her grandfather, Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium.
It is a strange conjunction this of roofs and mastheads, of walls and yard-arms.
As the Mackinaw Company still continued its rivalry, and as the fur trade would not advantageously admit of competition, he made a new arrangement in 1811, by which, in conjunction with certain partners of the Northwest Company, and other persons engaged in the fur trade, he bought out the Mackinaw Company, and merged that and the American Fur Company into a new association, to be called the "Southwest Company.
The ancient times, do set forth in figure, both the incorporation, and inseparable conjunction, of counsel with kings, and the wise and politic use of counsel by kings: the one, in that they say Jupiter did marry Metis, which signifieth counsel; whereby they intend that Sovereignty, is married to Counsel: the other in that which followeth, which was thus: They say, after Jupiter was married to Metis, she conceived by him, and was with child, but Jupiter suffered her not to stay, till she brought forth, but eat her up; whereby he became himself with child, and was delivered of Pallas armed, out of his head.
The new residents were in the garden, taking as much interest in their own doings as if the homestead had never passed its primal time in conjunction with the histories of others, beside which the histories of these were but as a tale told by an idiot.