Definition of conjunct in English:

conjunct

Line breaks: con|junct

adjective

Pronunciation: /kənˈdʒʌŋ(k)t
 
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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 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: /ˈkɒndʒʌŋ(k)t
 
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  • 1Each of two or more things which 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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