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CONJUNCTIVE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does conjunctive mean? 

CONJUNCTIVE (noun)
  The noun CONJUNCTIVE has 1 sense:

1. an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences

  Familiarity information: CONJUNCTIVE used as a noun is very rare.


CONJUNCTIVE (adjective)
  The adjective CONJUNCTIVE has 2 senses:

1. serving or tending to connect
2. involving the joint activity of two or more

  Familiarity information: CONJUNCTIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONJUNCTIVE (noun)


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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:

conjunctive; connective; continuative; conjunction

Hypernyms ("conjunctive" 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 "conjunctive"):

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

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


CONJUNCTIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Serving or tending to connect

Similar:

connecting; copulative (syntactically connecting sentences or elements of a sentence)

connective (connecting or tending to connect)

Antonym:

disjunctive (serving or tending to divide or separate)


Sense 2conjunctive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Involving the joint activity of two or more

Synonyms:

cooperative; concerted; combined; conjunctive; united; conjunct

Context examples:

the attack was met by the combined strength of two divisions / concerted action / the conjunct influence of fire and strong wind / the conjunctive focus of political opposition / a cooperative effort / a united effort / joint military activities

Similar:

joint (united or combined)


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