Definitions of conjunction

  1. ( astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac
  2. the temporal property of two things happening at the same time; " the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable"
  3. the state of being joined together
  4. something that joins or connects
  5. an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
  6. the grammatical relation between linguistic units ( words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction
  7. The act of conjoining, or the state of being conjoined, united, or associated; union; association; league.
  8. 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.
  9. A connective or connecting word; an indeclinable word which serves to join together sentences, clauses of a sentence, or words; as, and, but, if.
  10. Union; association; connection; the apparent meeting of two or more stars or planets; a word used to connect sentences or words.
  11. Connection, union: ( gram.) a word that connects sentences, clauses, and words.
  12. Act of joining; connection; union; part of speech that connects words and clauses.
  13. A joining; combination; league.
  14. A part of speech that connects words, clauses, and sentences.
  15. The nearest apparent approach of two heavenly bodies to each other.
  16. Union; connection; the state of being seen in the same part of the heavens; a connecting word.
  17. Union; connection; in astron., the meeting of two or more planets in the same part of the heavens, or in the direct line of the eye, as the moon with the sun at new moon; in gram., a joining or connecting word.

Usage examples for conjunction

  1. And an elegant table with a handsome and brilliant company about it is a common conjunction in this country. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  2. We must now follow Captain Scott's and Bowers's party, who, in conjunction engaged on the problem of getting five ponies and two dog teams to Hut Point. – South with Scott by Edward R. G. R. Evans
  3. The conjunction que is occasionally omitted after decir. – Novelas Cortas by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón
  4. Hardly anything, I believe, can be more rare than this conjunction – The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill
  5. The cost and food value of meals are considered in conjunction with their preparation. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  6. In English she was a link, a social conjunction she eased all difficulties, she pieced all threads. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. On the other hand Raphael and Michael Angelo do present the glorious conjunction of genius with the lines of character. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  8. Twice we have found Philip mentioned in conjunction with him. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  9. The strongest battery he raised against me was what he did with the Secretary of State, who held that post in conjunction with the Marchioness of Prunai's brother. – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  10. He was positive that these two had acted in conjunction – A Rock in the Baltic by Robert Barr
  11. Can you determine from the figure the time at which Jupiter comes to the meridian at other dates than opposition and conjunction – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  12. A secret treaty was signed at Dover on December 31, 1670, between Louis and Charles, by which the latter agreed, on being called upon to do so, to declare war upon Holland in conjunction with the French. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  13. When I took you up to your room in the turret, I placed you under my influence and under the influence of four other brains acting in conjunction with myself. – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
  14. Her companion looked at the charming child, to whom Lord Petherton was talking with evident kindness and gaiety- a conjunction that evidently excited Mitchy's interest. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  15. I suppose it is rather overwhelming, she said; a conjunction like that. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  16. M. de Bouillon assured me that the Spaniards would not enter upon French ground till we engaged ourselves not to lay down our arms except in conjunction with them; that is, in a treaty for a general peace; but our difficulty was how to enter into an engagement of that nature at a time when we could not be sure but that the Parliament might conclude a particular peace the next moment. – The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete by Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
  17. Nor is the occurrence of flint arrow heads and knives, in conjunction with other evidences of human life, conclusive proof as to the antiquity of the latter. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  18. 3. 19. 8: The conjunction of the subordinate clause is often preceded by one or two words, sometimes by a larger number. – Selections from Viri Romae by Charles François L'Homond
  19. There are other things to be taken in conjunction with it, but yet it remains true that the woe of a languid Christianity attaches to the men who, being professing Christians, are silent when they should speak, and idle when they should work. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren