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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)

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.

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."