Definition of conjunct in English:

conjunct

Syllabification: con·junct

adjective

Pronunciation: /kənˈjəNGkt, kän-
 
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1Joined together, combined, or associated.
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  • A poet may not open up continents but he can make readers join in his solitude and shame, bringing about a kind of church, or ‘pleasure-dome’, of sympathetic conjunct attention.
  • These two conjunct objects of the Divine Covenant are to be carefully considered, in order to obtain a clear and accurate view of miraculous inspiration by the Holy Ghost.
  • A small city of conjunct houses of unfired bricks and without streets was built in the town at Catal Huyuk in Turkey.
1.1 Music Of or relating to the movement of a melody between adjacent notes of the scale.
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  • Her preferred textures are thin, often of single lines; although conjunct motion dominates, tonal associations are studiously avoided and contrapuntal combinations are consistently dissonant.
  • These examples show how naturally he thinks in terms of conjunct motion in the bass.
1.2 Astrology In conjunction with: Moon conjunct Jupiter
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  • In my own chart, the Moon is in Scorpio, and Uranus is conjunct my Libra Ascendant, but Aquarius is not particularly prominent at all.
  • Pluto is conjunct the Midheaven from the ninth house, along with Mercury, which is still retrograde, and in the tenth house.
  • Saturn is conjunct the US natal Jupiter, which will make the difficult tasks somewhat easier.

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈkänjəNGkt
 
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1Each of two or more things that are joined or associated.
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  • There is a separate section dealing with the formation of conjuncts.
  • If there are a few conjuncts that are important enough to be included, let me know, and will add those definitions to the file.
  • The complex text may contain as many or as few conjuncts and other typographical features as the typeface designers and engineers care to include.
1.1 Logic Each of the terms of a conjunctive proposition.
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  • If two conjunctions are logically equivalent, it does not follow that the conjuncts of one are logically equivalent to the conjuncts of the other.
  • Most of the conjuncts will be vacuously true by virtue of having false antecedents - i.e., there will be indefinitely many things that John did not say.
  • Contents of conjunctions are the intersections of the sets representing their conjuncts.
1.2 Grammar An adverbial whose function is to join two sentences or other discourse units (e.g., however, anyway, in the first place).
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  • In the third case, the shared constituent is a prepositional phrase, connected to noun phrases in both conjuncts.
  • In any case, prepositions omitted in second conjuncts are routine.
  • Here the two conjuncts have all their verbs and the ‘using’ clauses come before the ‘computing’ clauses.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin conjunctus, past participle of conjungere 'join together' (see conjoin).

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