conjunction

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From Old French conjonction, from Latin coniūnctiō (joining), from coniungere (to join).

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conjunction (plural conjunctions)

  1. The act of joining, or condition of being joined.
  2. (obsolete) Sexual intercourse.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, vol. 1 ch. 29:
      Certaine Nations (and amongst others, the Mahometane) abhorre Conjunction with women great with childe.
  3. (grammar) 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.
  4. (astronomy) The alignment of two bodies in the solar system such that they have the same longitude when seen from Earth.
  5. (astrology) An aspect in which planets are in close proximity to one another.
  6. (logic) The proposition resulting from the combination of two or more propositions using the (\and) operator.

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Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 17:30