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  1. con·junc·tion
    IPA[kənˈjəNG(k)SH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. a word used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause (e.g. and, but, if).

    • 2. the action or an instance of two or more events or things occurring at the same point in time or space:

      a conjunction of favorable political and economic circumstances he postulated that the Americas were formed by the conjunction of floating islands
    • 3. an alignment of two planets or other celestial objects so that they appear to be in the same, or nearly the same, place in the sky:

      the conjunctions and oppositions of the planets the planet reached conjunction with the sun
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: conjunction, plural noun: conjunctions

    • noun

      a word used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause (e.g. and, but, if).

      the action or an instance of two or more events or things occurring at the same point in time or space:

    • together
    • noun

      a conjunction of Mercury or Venus with the sun, when the planet and the earth are on opposite sides of the sun.
    • noun

      a conjunction that introduces a subordinate clause, e.g., although, because.
    • noun

      a conjunction of Mercury or Venus with the sun, in which the planet and the earth are on the same side of the sun.
    • noun

      a conjunction placed between words, phrases, clauses, or sentences of equal rank, e.g. and, but, or.
    • together
    • noun

      a conjunction that introduces a subordinating clause, e.g. although, because.
    • noun

      a conjunction placed between words, phrases, clauses, or sentences of equal rank, e.g. and, but, or.
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