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conjunction Explained

conjunction at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


conjunction at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1375, from O.Fr. conjunction, from L. conjunctionem (nom. conjunctio), pp. of conjugare (see conjugal). Originally in Eng. of planets; grammatical sense (1388) was in L., a loan-translation of Gk. syndesmos. Had the meaning "sexual union" 17c.-18c. ///

conjunction at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 in conjunction with sb/sth: working, happening, or being used with someone or something else// --The worksheets are designed to be used in conjunction with the new course books.//
2 [C] a combination of different things that have come together by chance: conjunction of// --a happy conjunction of events//
3 [C] technical a word such as 'and', 'but', or 'because' which joins parts of a sentence:

conjunction at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

155 Moby Thesaurus words for "conjunction":
Anschluss, abutment, abuttal, accompaniment, accordance, addition,
adjacency, adjectival, adjective, adjoiningness, adverb, adverbial,
adversative conjunction, affiliation, agglomeration, agglutination,
aggregation, agreement, alliance, amalgamation, apposition,
appulse, articulation, assimilation, association, attributive,
blend, blending, bond, bracketing, cabal, cahoots, cartel,
centralization, clustering, co-working, coaction, coalescence,
coalition, coincidence, collaboration, collectivity, collusion,
combination, combine, combined effort, combo, communication,
composition, concatenation, concert, concerted action,
concomitance, concordance, concourse, concurrence, confederacy,
confederation, confluence, congeries, conglomeration, conjugation,
conjunctive adverb, connection, consilience, consolidation,
conspiracy, conterminousness, contiguity, convergence, cooperation,
coordinating conjunction, copulation, copulative,
copulative conjunction, correlative conjunction, correspondence,
coterminousness, coupling, disjunctive, disjunctive conjunction,
ecumenism, embodiment, encompassment, enosis, exclamatory noun,
federalization, federation, form class, form word, function class,
fusion, gathering, gerundive, hookup, inclusion, incorporation,
integration, intercommunication, intercourse, interjection,
interlinking, joinder, joining, jointure, junction, junta,
juxtaposition, knotting, league, liaison, linkage, linking,
marriage, meeting, meld, melding, merger, merging, package,
package deal, pairing, parasitism, part of speech, participle,
particle, partnership, past participle, perfect participle,
perigee, perihelion, preposition, present participle, saprophytism,
simultaneity, solidification, splice, subordinating conjunction,
symbiosis, synchronism, syncretism, syndication, syneresis,
synergy, synthesis, syzygy, tie, tie-in, tie-up, unification,
union, united action, verbal adjective, wedding, yoking

conjunction at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [C] (grammar) a word that joins words, phrases or sentences, for example 'and', 'but', 'or'
2 [C] (formal) a combination of events, etc., that causes a particular result:
The conjunction of low inflation and low unemployment came as a very pleasant surprise.
3 [C, U] (astronomy) the fact of stars, planets, etc. passing close together as seen from the earth:
The theory is that there was a rare conjunction of certain bright planets that created the image of the so-called 'Star of Bethlehem'.
in conjunction with (formal) together with:
The police are working in conjunction with tax officers on the investigation. * The system is designed to be used in conjunction with a word processing program.

Conjunction at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Conjunction \Con*junc"tion\, 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.

Note: 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.

conjunction at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the temporal property of two things happening at the same
time; "the interval determining the coincidence gate is
adjustable" [syn: {concurrence}, {coincidence}, {co-occurrence}]
2: the state of being joined together [syn: {junction}, {conjugation},
3: an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or
phrases or clauses or sentences [syn: {conjunctive}, {connective}]
4: the grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or
phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction
5: (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more
celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac [syn: {alignment}]
6: something that joins or connects [syn: {junction}]

conjunction at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


Via Inter: etyl » fro from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » coniunctio|coniūnctiō|joining, from Inter: term » coniungere||to join.


* Inter: audio » en-us-conjunction.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ʌŋkʃən


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • The act of joining, or condition of being joined.
    1. Inter: obsolet » e Sexual intercourse.
    2. 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, vol. 1 ch. 29:
    3. : Certaine Nations (and amongst others, the Mahometane) abhorre Conjunction with women great with childe.
    4. Inter: gramma » r 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.
    5. Inter: astronom » y The alignment of two bodies in the solar system such that they have the same longitude when seen from Earth.
    6. Inter: astrolog » y An aspect in which planets are in close proximity to one another.
    7. Inter: context » logic The proposition resulting from the combination of two or more propositions using the ∧ (\and) operator.

      Coordinate terms

      * Inter: sense » in logic disjunction


      * Inter: sense » in logic logical connective


      * Inter: sense » in logic conjunct

      Derived terms

      * inferior conjunction

  • superior conjunction
  • conjunctive normal form

    Related terms

    * conjugate


    Inter: trans-top » act of joining or being joined
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|съединение|n|tr=sǎedinénie, Inter: t+ » bg|свързване|n|tr=svǎ̀rzvane
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|conjunció|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Cantonese: Inter: tø » yue|結合|tr=git3 hap6|sc=Hani, Inter: tø » yue|連接|tr=lin4 zip3|sc=Hani
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|结合, Inter: t » cmn|結合|tr=jié hé, Inter: t » cmn|连接, Inter: t » cmn|連接|tr=lián jiē
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|liittäminen, Inter: t- » fi|yhdistäminen
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|conxunción|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σύνδεση|f
  • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|conjunction
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|結合|tr=ketsugō, Inter: t- » ja|接合|tr=setsugō, Inter: t- » ja|接続|tr=setsuzoku, Inter: t+ » ja|連接|tr=rensetsu

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|спој|m|tr=spoj, Inter: t- » mk|врска|f|tr=v'rska
    • Norwegian:
    • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » nb|sammensetning|m
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|łączenie|n, Inter: t+ » pl|połączenie|n
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|conjunção|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|unire|f, Inter: t- » ro|îmbinare|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|союз|m|tr=sojúz, Inter: t+ » ru|связь|f|tr=svjazʹ
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|conjunción|f, Inter: t+ » es|unión|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » grammar: word used to join words or phrases
    • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|lidhëz
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|حرف عطف|m|tr=ḥarf ʿaṭf
    • Aragonese: Inter: t- » an|conchunción|f
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|շաղկապ|tr=šaġkap
    • Asturian: Inter: t+ » ast|conxunción|f
    • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|bağlayıcı
    • Inter: trreq » ba
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|злучнік|m|tr=zlúčnik|sc=Cyrl
    • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|stagell|f
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|съюз|m|tr=sǎjúz
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|conjunció|f
    • Chechen: Inter: tø » ce|хуттург
    • Chinese:
    • : Cantonese: Inter: tø » yue|連接詞|tr=lin4 zip3 ci4|sc=Hani, Inter: tø » yue|連詞|tr=lin4 ci4|sc=Hani
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|連接詞|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|连接词|tr=liánjiēcí|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|連詞|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|连词|tr=liáncí|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|spojka|f
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|bindeord
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|voegwoord|n
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|sidesõna
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|sambindingarorð|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|konjunktio, Inter: t+ » fi|sidesana
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|conjonction|f
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|conxunción|f
    • Inter: trreq » ka
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Konjunktion|f, Inter: t+ » de|Bindewort|n
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σύνδεσμος|m
    • Inter: trreq » gu
    • Hungarian: Inter: t » hu|kötőszó
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|samtenging|f
    • Inter: trreq » io
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|kata penghubung
    • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|conjunction
    • Inter: trreq » ie
    • Irish: Inter: t+ » ga|cónasc|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|congiunzione|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|接続詞|tr=せつぞくし, setsuzokushi
  • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|ឈ្នាប់|tr=chnuab|sc=Khmr
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|접속사|tr=jeopsoksa|sc=Kore (Inter: t- » ko|接續詞|sc=Kore)
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|coniunctio|f
  • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|saiklis|m
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|jungtukas|m
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|сврзник|m|tr=sv'rznik
  • Maltese: Inter: t+ » mt|konġunzjoni|f
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|konjunksjon|m, Inter: t- » no|bindeord|n
  • Novial: Inter: tø » nov|konjunktione
  • Inter: trreq » ps
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|حرف ربط|tr=harf-e rabt|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|spójnik|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|conjunção|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|conjuncție|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|союз|m|tr=sojúz
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|naisgear|m
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|везник|m
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|veznik|m
  • Inter: trreq » sd
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|spojka|f
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|veznik|m
  • Inter: trreq » so
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|conjunción|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|konjunktion|c
  • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|సంయోజకము|tr=samyojakamu
  • Thai: Inter: t- » th|สันธาน|tr=săn-taan|sc=Thai
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|bağlaç
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|сполучник|m|tr=spolúčnyk|sc=Cyrl
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|sự liên kết
  • Inter: trreq » wo
  • Inter: trreq » xh
  • Inter: trreq » yi
  • Inter: trreq » yo
  • Inter: trreq » zu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » astronomy: alignment of two bodies in the solar system such that they have the same longitude when seen from Earth
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|conjunció|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Cantonese: Inter: tø » yue|會合|sc=Hani, Inter: tø » yue|会合|tr=wui6 hap6|sc=Hani
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|會合, Inter: t » cmn|会合|tr=huìhé
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|konjunkce
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|konjunktio
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Konjunktion|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σύνοδος|f|sc=Grek
    • Hungarian: Inter: t » hu|együttállás

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|conjunction
  • Irish: Inter: t+ » ga|cónasc|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|会合|tr=kaigō, Inter: t+ » ja|合|tr=gō
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|koniunkcja|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|conjunção|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|conjuncție|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|конъюнкция|f|tr=konʺjúnkcija
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|conjunción|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|konjunktion|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » logic: proposition resulting from the combination of two or more propositions using the and operator
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|съединение|n
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|konjunkce|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|konjunkcio
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|conjonction|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Konjunktion|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σύζευξη|f
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|ogun|f
    • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|conjunction

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|連接|tr=rensetsu
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|конјункција|f|tr=konjúnkcija
  • Norwegian:
  • : Bokmål: Inter: t+ » nb|konjunksjon|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|conjunção|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|конъюнкция|f|tr=konjúnkcija
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|konjunktion|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » et: konjunktsioon
    • Inter: ttbc » grc: σύνδεσμος (sýndesmos) {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » id: kata sambung, kata penghubung
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: conjunction
    • Inter: ttbc » la: coniunctio {{f}}
    • Inter: ttbc » lt: jungtukas {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » ro: conjuncție {{f}}

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * disjunction
    Category: Category:en:Parts of speech -
    Category: ast:conjunction -
    Translation: ca » conjunction
    Translation: cs » conjunction
    Translation: de » conjunction
    Translation: et » conjunction
    Translation: el » conjunction
    Translation: es » conjunction
    Translation: eo » conjunction
    Translation: fr » conjunction
    Translation: fy » conjunction
    Translation: ko » conjunction
    Translation: hr » conjunction
    Translation: io » conjunction
    Translation: id » conjunction
    Translation: it » conjunction
    Translation: kn » conjunction
    Translation: lv » conjunction
    Category: jbo:conjunction -
    Translation: hu » conjunction
    Translation: mg » conjunction
    Translation: ml » conjunction
    Translation: my » conjunction
    Translation: nl » conjunction
    Translation: pl » conjunction
    Translation: pt » conjunction
    Translation: ro » conjunction
    Translation: ru » conjunction
    Category: simple:conjunction -
    Translation: fi » conjunction
    Translation: tl » conjunction
    Translation: ta » conjunction
    Translation: te » conjunction
    Translation: tr » conjunction
    Translation: vi » conjunction
    Translation: zh » conjunction