Definition of conjunction in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈjəNG(k)SH(ə)n/


1The action or an instance of two or more events or things occurring at the same point in time or space: a conjunction of favorable political and economic circumstances he postulated that the Americas were formed by the conjunction of floating islands
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  • The conjunction of events marks a widening of the challenge posed by San Francisco's mayor, who last month authorised wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples.
  • It is with us again thanks to the conjunction of two events, one here in York and the other of national concern.
  • Obviously, in a high traffic area, such as the city gate, there is often a conjunction or combination of events that may be accidental, or, as in this case, designed to create an affect.
co-occurrence, concurrence, coincidence, coexistence, simultaneity, contemporaneity, concomitance, synchronicity, synchrony
1.1 Astronomy & Astrology An alignment of two planets or other celestial objects so that they appear to be in the same, or nearly the same, place in the sky.
Example sentences
  • In your natal chart, the conjunction of your Pisces sun with Saturn gives you a tendency toward worry to begin with, so this is a part of you that only you can work to overcome.
  • The planets included a conjunction of Venus and Mars, the ‘rulers’ of the first house (the questioner) and the seventh house (the husband).
  • We should now take a closer look at the quadruple conjunction of the planets in Capricorn and in particular, the Sun.
2 Grammar A word used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause (e.g., and, but, if).
Example sentences
  • Such words include pronouns, auxiliary verbs, conjunctions, and prepositions.
  • The elaborated variety was alleged to have greater syntactic complexity, as evidenced, for example, by a greater proportion of subordinate clauses, conjunctions, etc.
  • Parliamentary question time is full of wonderful examples of extended verbs, conjunctions and prepositional phrases employed to evade answering a question.


in conjunction

Together: herbal medicine was used in conjunction with acupuncture and massage
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  • This section thus needs to be understood in conjunction with the chapter on process that follows.
  • The European Election will be held in conjunction with the Local Elections in June.
  • Apparently the mere suggestion of abstinence in conjunction with STDs is scaremongering.



Pronunciation: /kənˈjəNG(k)SH(ə)n(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • One thing I'd like to have some feedback on is how the new magic system works, I have no idea how a lot less conjunctional magic (needing more than one sphere) will affect a game.
  • Shown are conjunctional clusters in different groups of subjects, superimposed on the standard brain.
  • Requirements of subject matter and personal jurisdiction are conjunctional, as both must be met before a court has authority to adjudicate rights of parties to a dispute.


Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin conjunctio(n-), from the verb conjungere (see conjoin).

Words that rhyme with conjunction

compunction, dysfunction, expunction, function, junction, malfunction, multifunction, unction

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Syllabification: con·junc·tion

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