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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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You will diminish them, indeed," returned the arch girl; "for never did I hear a more unworthy conjunction of execution and language than that to which I have been listening; and I was far gone in a learned inquiry into the causes of such an unfitness between sound and sense, when you broke the charm of my musings by that bass of yours, Duncan
Nay; not so, my little Pearl," answered the minister; for, with the new energy of the moment, all the dread of public exposure, that had so long been the anguish of his life, had returned upon him; and he was already trembling at the conjunction in which -- with a strange joy, nevertheless -- he now found himself -- " not so, my child.
In the slack seasons some of them would go with Miss Henderson to this house downtown--in fact, it would not be too much to say that she managed her department at Brown's in conjunction with it.
Now what a radical reversal of things this was; what a jumbling together of extravagant incongruities; what a fantastic conjunction of opposites and irreconcilables -- the home of the bogus miracle become the home of a real one, the den of a mediaeval hermit turned into a telephone office!
Sometimes, when the heavenly bodies are in just the right conjunction, nature seems to be the most perfect art.
In conjunction with Miss Pross, he took immediate steps towards the latter precaution, by giving out that the Doctor was not well, and required a few days of complete rest.
I wear a gold watch and chain, a ring upon my little finger, and a long-tailed coat; and I use a great deal of bear's grease - which, taken in conjunction with the ring, looks bad.
It would have done so, pretty surely, in conjunction with the mental wear and tear I had suffered, but for the unnatural strain upon me that to-morrow was.
this mischief had not then befall'n, And more that shall befall, innumerable Disturbances on Earth through Femal snares, And straight conjunction with this Sex: for either He never shall find out fit Mate, but such As some misfortune brings him, or mistake, Or whom he wishes most shall seldom gain Through her perverseness, but shall see her gaind By a farr worse, or if she love, withheld By Parents, or his happiest choice too late Shall meet, alreadie linkt and Wedlock-bound To a fell Adversarie, his hate or shame: Which infinite calamitie shall cause To humane life, and houshold peace confound.
For, since the conjunction of male and female is founded upon the great law of nature, in order to propagate and continue the species, the Lilliputians will needs have it, that men and women are joined together, like other animals, by the motives of concupiscence; and that their tenderness towards their young proceeds from the like natural principle: for which reason they will never allow that a child is under any obligation to his father for begetting him, or to his mother for bringing him into the world; which, considering the miseries of human life, was neither a benefit in itself, nor intended so by his parents, whose thoughts, in their love encounters, were otherwise employed.
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.
In conjunction with an executive council, he appoints the members of the judiciary department, and forms a court of impeachment for trial of all officers, judiciary as well as executive.