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1. Joining; connective.
2. Joined together; combined: the conjunctive focus of political opposition.
3. Grammar
a. Of, relating to, or being a conjunction.
b. Serving to connect elements of meaning and construction within sentences, as and and since, or between sentences, as therefore.
n. Grammar
A connective word, especially a conjunction or conjunctive adverb.

con·junc′tive·ly adv.


1. joining; connective
2. joined
3. (Grammar) of or relating to conjunctions or their use
4. (Logic) logic relating to, characterized by, or containing a conjunction
(Grammar) a less common word for conjunction3
[C15: from Late Latin conjunctīvus, from Latin conjungere to conjoin]
conˈjunctively adv


(kənˈdʒʌŋk tɪv)

1. serving to connect; connective: conjunctive tissue.
2. conjoined; joint.
a. pertaining to, being, or functioning like a conjunction.
b. (of an adverb) serving to connect two clauses or sentences, as however or furthermore.
4. a conjunctive word or expression; conjunction.
[1400–50; late Middle English conjunctif < Late Latin conjunctīvus. See conjunct, -ive]
con•junc′tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conjunctive - 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
Adj.1.conjunctive - serving or tending to connect
disjunctive - serving or tending to divide or separate
2.conjunctive - involving the joint activity of two or more; "concerted action"; "the conjunct influence of fire and strong wind"; "the conjunctive focus of political opposition"; "a cooperative effort"; "a united effort"; "joint military activities"
joint - united or combined; "a joint session of Congress"; "joint owners"


[kənˈdʒʌŋktɪv] ADJconjuntivo


adj (Gram, Anat) → Binde-
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Text bridges comprise three categories: subordinating words, transitional terms, and adverbial conjunctives (table 1).
Adverbial conjunctives connect two complete ideas and create time gaps.
There was no obvious method for equating the obtained FT intervals across schedules when moving from normal to modified recycling conjunctives.
A third combination of FT and FR 1 components is the "recycling conjunctive FT FR 1.
Ten subjects from the minimally instructed group and 10 subjects from the ratio- instructed group were exposed to 25 trials on a FI 10-s schedule of reinforcement followed immediately by 50 trials on a conjunctive FT 10-s FR 1 schedule.
On the conjunctive schedule one or more responses at any time during the FT10-s interval produced the message and a single 1-s tone at the end of the interval, and when the screen cleared the next interval began immediately.