from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Joining; connective.
  • adjective Joined together; combined.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or being a conjunction.
  • adjective Serving to connect elements of meaning and construction within sentences, as and and since, or between sentences, as therefore.
  • noun A connective word, especially a conjunction or conjunctive adverb.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Closely connected or united.
  • Connecting; connective; uniting; serving to connect or unite.
  • noun In grammar, the conjunctive mode. See above.
  • noun In mathematics, the sum of rational integral functions, each affected by an arbitrary multiplier. The sum is said to be the conjunctive of the functions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Serving to unite; connecting together.
  • adjective obsolete Closely united.
  • adjective (Gram.) the mood which follows a conjunction or expresses contingency; the subjunctive mood.
  • adjective (Anat.) the tissue found in nearly all parts of most animals. It yields gelatin on boiling, and consists of vriously arranged fibers which are imbedded protoplasmic cells, or corpuscles; -- called also cellular tissue and connective tissue. Adipose or fatty tissue is one of its many forms, and cartilage and bone are sometimes included by the phrase.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective grammar relating to a conjunction
  • adjective grammar of a personal pronoun, used only in immediate conjunction with the verb of which the pronoun is the subject, such as French je or Irish
  • adjective grammar, of a verb Subjunctive: inflected to indicate that an act or state of being is possible, contingent or hypothetical, and not a fact.
  • adjective logic of or relating to logical conjunction

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective involving the joint activity of two or more
  • adjective serving or tending to connect
  • noun an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences


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