Hypertext Webster Gateway: "conjunction"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Conjunction \Con*junc"tion\, n. [L. conjunctio: cf. F.
conjunction. See {Conjoin}.]
1. The act of conjoining, or the state of being conjoined,
united, or associated; union; association; league.

He will unite the white rose and the red: Smille
heaven upon his fair conjunction. --Shak.

Man can effect no great matter by his personal
strength but as he acts in society and conjunction
with others. --South.

2. (Astron.) The meeting of two or more stars or planets in
the same degree of the zodiac; as, the conjunction of the
moon with the sun, or of Jupiter and Saturn. See the Note
under {Aspect}, n., 6.

Note: Heavenly bodies are said to be in conjunction when they
are seen in the same part of the heavens, or have the
same longitude or right ascension. The inferior
conjunction of an inferior planet is its position when
in conjunction on the same side of the sun with the
earth; the superior conjunction of a planet is its
position when on the side of the sun most distant from
the earth.

3. (Gram.) A connective or connecting word; an indeclinable
word which serves to join together sentences, clauses of a
sentence, or words; as, and, but, if.

Though all conjunctions conjoin sentences, yet, with
respect to the sense, some are conjunctive and some
disjunctive. --Harris.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: the temporal property of two things happening at the same
time; "the interval determining the coincidence gate is
adjustable" [syn: {concurrence}, {coincidence}, {co-occurrence}]
2: the state of being joined [syn: {junction}]
3: an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or
phrases or clauses or sentences [syn: {conjunctive}, {connective}]
4: the grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or
phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction
5: (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more
celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac [syn: {alignment}]
6: something that joins or connects [syn: {junction}]

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