Definition of conjunction noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˈdʒʌŋkʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdʒʌŋkʃn//
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  1. 1 [countable] (grammar) a word that joins words, phrases or sentences, for example ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘or’ See related entries: Grammar
  2. 2[countable] (formal) a combination of events, etc., that causes a particular result The conjunction of low inflation and low unemployment came as a very pleasant surprise.
  3. 3 [countable, uncountable] (astronomy) the fact of stars, planets, etc. passing close together as seen from the earth The theory is that there was a rare conjunction of certain bright planets that created the image of the so-called ‘Star of Bethlehem’.
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin conjunctio(n-), from the verb conjungere, from con- ‘together’ + jungere ‘to join’.Idioms (formal) together with The police are working in conjunction with tax officers on the investigation. The system is designed to be used in conjunction with a word processing program.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: conjunction