Definition of conjoint in English:



  • [attributive] Combining all or both people or things involved.

    ‘the conjoint involvement of the two cerebral hemispheres’
    • ‘He found the nutritional consultations most helpful and family meetings least useful, preferring to return to the individual therapist and suggesting that his parents needed conjoint therapy.’
    • ‘Indeed, there is a huge industry devoted especially to the supply of protocols, advice, personnel, and moral encouragement for inter-faith combinations and conjoint weddings.’
    • ‘They respond to specific treatments including individual psychotherapy, conjoint family therapy, and even pharmacotherapy.’
    • ‘This study compares the two calibrations in a conjoint analysis involving donations to a public good.’
    • ‘Today's students commonly do a conjoint degree - the equivalent of two degrees at once, but with the work crammed into four years instead of six.’
    • ‘I would like to hear thoughtful discussions on the nature of relational therapy and avoid limiting the definition of relational therapy to therapy that is conjoint, that is, involving more than one person in the room.’
    • ‘We accomplished this by simultaneously establishing two dramatically different, yet complementary, therapeutic environments in the context of conjoint therapy.’
    • ‘A conjoint folk musical element is a looseness, an improvisational openness that enlivens every track.’
    • ‘The therapist is guided in conducting individual and conjoint sessions not only with nonoffending family members, but also with the offending family member.’
    • ‘However, because our task requires observers to identify an object's primary axis, multiple symmetry axes would lead to confusion, and would make the interpretation of conjoint and disjoint results impossible.’
    • ‘We implemented new customer surveys, focus panels, and conjoint analyses to better ensure that the specifications of the products matched up with our customers' unmet needs and requirements.’
    • ‘However, in individual couple therapy, the content of the conjoint session is based on issues the couple brings to the session.’
    • ‘Comparably little research has involved couples voluntarily seeking conjoint treatment for intimate violence.’
    • ‘Thirty males and 22 females (all those available) underwent conjoint therapy focusing on the marital relationship.’
    • ‘Although controversy exists about the appropriateness of treating partners conjointly, there are a variety of reasons to recommend conjoint therapy for some couples in violent relationships.’
    • ‘As mentioned, family schemas originally develop from individual and conjoint belief systems that evolved from what the parents bring to the family relationship.’
    • ‘Overall, we speculate that differences in struggle dynamics between individual and conjoint therapy may be more in terms of structural dynamics than therapist process.’
    • ‘Over the past 10 years, researchers and treatment professionals have begun to consider these issues in more depth, with a growing interest in conjoint couples therapy being one result.’
    • ‘We were impressed with the differences in the behavioral goals of each partner and, further, with the profoundly different treatment needs of the men and women who were seen in conjoint therapy.’
    • ‘The court said a conjoint reading of the advertisement by-laws leaves no room for doubt that all kinds of advertisement hoardings cannot be erected anywhere and everywhere.’


Middle English: from Old French, past participle of conjoindre (see conjoin).