from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of joining.
- n. The state of being joined.
- n. A joint or simultaneous occurrence; concurrence: the conjunction of historical and economic forces that created a depression.
- n. One resulting from or embodying a union; a combination: "He is, in fact, a remarkable conjunction of talents” ( Jerry Adler).
- n. Grammar The part of speech that serves to connect words, phrases, clauses, or sentences.
- n. Grammar Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, such as and, but, as, and because.
- n. Astronomy The position of two celestial bodies on the celestial sphere when they have the same celestial longitude.
- n. Logic 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.
- n. Logic The relationship between the components of a conjunction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of joining, or condition of being joined.
- n. Sexual intercourse.
- n. 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.
- n. The alignment of two bodies in the solar system such that they have the same longitude when seen from Earth.
- n. An aspect in which planets are in close proximity to one another.
- n. The proposition resulting from the combination of two or more propositions using the ∧ () operator.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of conjoining, or the state of being conjoined, united, or associated; union; association; league.
- n. The meeting of two or more stars or planets in the same degree of the zodiac. See the Note under Aspect, n., 6.
- n. A connective or connecting word; an indeclinable word which serves to join together sentences, clauses of a sentence, or words.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A joining or meeting of individuals or of distinct things; union; connection; combination; association.
- n. In astronomy, the meeting of two or more stars or planets in the same longitude: as, the conjunction of the moon with the sun, or of Jupiter and Saturn.
- n. In grammar, a connective particle serving to unite clauses of a sentence, or coördinate words in the same sentence or clause, and indicating their relation to one another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something that joins or connects
- n. the state of being joined together
- n. the grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction
- n. (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac
- n. the temporal property of two things happening at the same time
- n. an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
Middle English coniunccioun, 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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Via Old French from Latin coniūnctiō ("joining"), from coniungere ("to join"). (Wiktionary)