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apposition in grammar, the relationship, esp. of the second to the first, of two nouns or noun equivalents that are placed together in a sentence without a connecting conjunction, as in "Ed Smith, the famous athlete". [1/3 definitions]
appositive in grammar, a word, phrase, or clause that functions as a noun and is placed, without a conjunction, immediately after a noun or noun equivalent that refers to the same person, place, or thing, such as "a devoted scholar" in "my mother, a devoted scholar". [1/2 definitions]
arthroscope an instrument in the shape of a fine tube that is used, in conjunction with fiber optics, for diagnosing and treating ailments of the joint.
auxiliary verb a verb used in conjunction with a main verb in a clause that assists the main verb in reflecting aspects, voices, moods, and tenses. In the sentence "They have escaped," the main verb is "escaped," and the auxiliary verb is "have."
compound sentence a sentence composed of two or more independent clauses, which are usu. linked by a conjunction, such as "The sky darkened and the wind howled".
concurrent acting together or in conjunction. [1/5 definitions]
conj. abbreviation of "conjunction."
conjunctive in grammar, of or denoting a conjunction or other word or phrase that connects words, phrases, clauses, or larger units of discourse or meaning, such as "still" and "in addition". [2/4 definitions]
coordinating conjunction a conjunction, such as "and" or "but," that connects words, phrases, or clauses that have equivalent structures or ranks. (Cf. subordinating conjunction.)
editor in the film industry, a person whose job is to view raw footage and decide, often in conjunction with the director and others, what shots will remain in the final film, what sequence they will be in, and how long each will be. [1/4 definitions]
either used to indicate one of two choices or possibilities in a phrase or sentence, the other choice or possibility being indicated by a following conjunction, "or." [1/5 definitions]
function word a word such as an article, conjunction, or preposition that indicates grammatical structure or relationships but has little or no independent meaning.
interact of two or more people, to act in conjunction with and in response to one another in a particular situation; or, of one person, to act in conjunction with and in response to another person or persons. [1/2 definitions]
meeting a coming into contact or conjunction. [1/3 definitions]
part of speech in grammar, one of the major categories by which words have traditionally been grouped, primarily according to their function, such as adjective, adverb, conjunction, interjection, noun, preposition, pronoun, and verb, in English.
subordinate in grammar, denoting or pertaining to a conjunction that introduces such a clause. [1/7 definitions]
subordinating conjunction in grammar, a conjunction that introduces a subordinate clause, such as "before," "unless," or "because".
suppositive a conjunction that introduces a supposition. [1/3 definitions]
synodical of or pertaining to the conjunction of two heavenly bodies, esp. the time lapse between two consecutive conjunctions of the same bodies. [1/2 definitions]
syzygy in astronomy, the alignment, either in conjunction or opposition, of three celestial bodies within the same gravitational system, esp. the sun, moon, and earth. [1/3 definitions]
user ID in computing, a name, usually an alphanumeric string of characters, that allows a user to gain access to a computer system or network with multiple users. A user ID, also called a "username," is used in conjunction with a password.