Definition of "conjunction" []

  • The act of joining. (noun)
  • The state of being joined. (noun)
  • A joint or simultaneous occurrence; concurrence: the conjunction of historical and economic forces that created a depression. (noun)
  • One resulting from or embodying a union; a combination: "He is, in fact, a remarkable conjunction of talents” ( Jerry Adler). (noun)
  • Grammar The part of speech that serves to connect words, phrases, clauses, or sentences. (noun)
  • The act of joining together; combination; union (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Simultaneous occurrence of events; coincidence (noun)
  • Any word or group of words, other than a relative pronoun, that connects words, phrases, or clauses; for example and and while (noun)
  • The position of any two bodies that appear to meet, such as two celestial bodies on the celestial sphere (noun)
  • 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 (noun)
  • An exact aspect of 0° between two planets, etc, an orb of 8° being allowed (noun)
  • The operator that forms a compound sentence from two given sentences, and corresponds to the English and (noun)
  • 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 (noun)
  • The relation between such sentences (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "conjunction" in a sentence
  • "The word "conjunction" is also used when the earth, the sun, and one of the other planets are all in the same plane."
  • "My students are amazed – and grateful – to be told that starting a sentence with a conjunction is all right."
  • "The idea conveyed by what we call the conjunction "and" is expressed in Chinese by an ideogram, viz. 及, which was originally the picture of a hand, seizing what might be the tail of the coat of a man preceding, _scilicet_ following."