Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.


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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:


Of, relating to, or tending to produce combination:
References in periodicals archive ?
That publication, released in early May, comprises a discussion of conjunctional issues: recent developments in Asia, the IMF outlook for the region, and key risks and policy recommendations.
fsQCA, founded on logical condition sets, builds up multi-element causal paths towards multiple conjunctional causations that a variable functions (Lisboa et al, 2016).
fsQCA, by design, is concerned with entire configurations of such conditions and their conjunctional impact, and not the net effects of individual variables (Ragin, 1987).
However, this overlooks that the humanitarian tragedy of the migrants in transit is also the result of other factors, some structural, others conjunctional, that have nothing to do with the supposed securitization nor with the state.