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CONJUNCTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conjunction mean? 

CONJUNCTION (noun)
  The noun CONJUNCTION has 6 senses:

1. the temporal property of two things happening at the same time
2. the state of being joined together
3. an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
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
6. something that joins or connects

  Familiarity information: CONJUNCTION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONJUNCTION (noun)


Sense 1conjunction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The temporal property of two things happening at the same time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

conjunction; co-occurrence; coincidence; concurrence

Context example:

the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable

Hypernyms ("conjunction" is a kind of...):

simultaneity; simultaneousness (happening or existing or done at the same time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conjunction"):

unison (occurring together or simultaneously)

contemporaneity; contemporaneousness (the quality of belonging to the same period of time)

overlap (the property of partial coincidence in time)

concomitance (occurrence or existence together or in connection with one another)


Sense 2conjunction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being joined together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

colligation; conjugation; conjunction; junction

Hypernyms ("conjunction" is a kind of...):

unification; union (the state of being joined or united or linked)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conjunction"):

anastomosis; inosculation (a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous)

synapse (the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle)


Sense 3conjunction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

continuative; connective; conjunctive; conjunction

Hypernyms ("conjunction" is a kind of...):

closed-class word; function word (a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conjunction"):

subordinate conjunction; subordinating conjunction (a conjunction (like 'since' or 'that' or 'who') that introduces a dependent clause)

coordinating conjunction (a conjunction (like 'and' or 'or') that connects two identically constructed grammatical constituents)


Sense 4conjunction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Hypernyms ("conjunction" is a kind of...):

grammatical relation (a linguistic relation established by grammar)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conjunction"):

adversative conjunction (the conjunctive relation of units that expresses the opposition of their meanings)

disjunctive conjunction (the conjunctive relation of units that expresses the disjunction of their meanings)

copulative conjunction (the conjunctive relation of units that expresses the addition of their meanings)

subordinating conjunction (the subordination that occurs when a conjunction makes one linguistic unit a constituent of another)

coordinating conjunction (the coordination by conjunction of linguistic units of the same status)


Sense 5conjunction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

alignment; conjunction

Hypernyms ("conjunction" is a kind of...):

encounter; meeting (a casual or unexpected convergence)

Domain category:

astronomy; uranology (the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conjunction"):

inferior conjunction ((astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the same side of the sun)

superior conjunction ((astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the opposite side of the sun)


Sense 6conjunction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that joins or connects

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

junction; conjunction

Hypernyms ("conjunction" is a kind of...):

connecter; connection; connective; connector; connexion (an instrumentality that connects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conjunction"):

contact; tangency ((electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact)

joint (junction by which parts or objects are joined together)

barrier strip; junction barrier (a junction unit for connecting 2 cables without the need for plugs)

splice; splicing (a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together)

thermojunction (a junction between two dissimilar metals across which a voltage appears)


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