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conjunction

con·junc·tion

conjunction

 
pronunciation:
kn juhngk shn
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in grammar, a word such as "and," "while," or "because" that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences.
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similar words:
connective, connector, coordinating conjunction, subordinating conjunction
definition 2: the act of joining or combining, or the condition of being combined.
synonyms:
combination, connection, junction
similar words:
combining, conjuncture, connecting, joining, juncture, linkage, meeting, unification
definition 3: a combination or coincidence of events, situations, or the like.
the conjunction of their motives
synonyms:
concurrence, conjuncture
similar words:
coincidence, concomitance, meeting, synergy
definition 4: in astronomy and astrology, the lining up of two or more celestial bodies, esp. the sun and a planet, along a line as viewed from Earth.
derivations: conjunctional (adj.), conjunctionally (adv.)
Word Parts
The word conjunction contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
junct Latin root that means join