One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Joined together, combined, or associated.
- ‘These two conjunct objects of the Divine Covenant are to be carefully considered, in order to obtain a clear and accurate view of miraculous inspiration by the Holy Ghost.’
- ‘A small city of conjunct houses of unfired bricks and without streets was built in the town at Catal Huyuk in Turkey.’
- ‘A poet may not open up continents but he can make readers join in his solitude and shame, bringing about a kind of church, or ‘pleasure-dome’, of sympathetic conjunct attention.’
- 1.1Music Relating to the movement of a melody between adjacent notes of the scale.
- ‘These examples show how naturally he thinks in terms of conjunct motion in the bass.’
- ‘Her preferred textures are thin, often of single lines; although conjunct motion dominates, tonal associations are studiously avoided and contrapuntal combinations are consistently dissonant.’
- 1.2Astrology In conjunction with.‘Moon conjunct Jupiter’
- ‘Mars in Aquarius will soon to be exactly conjunct Neptune on May 14 th.’
- ‘The Libran Sun conjunct Neptune signifies an illusionist, capable of living up to the dream and believing it himself.’
- ‘In my own chart, the Moon is in Scorpio, and Uranus is conjunct my Libra Ascendant, but Aquarius is not particularly prominent at all.’
- ‘Saturn is conjunct the US natal Jupiter, which will make the difficult tasks somewhat easier.’
- ‘Pluto is conjunct the Midheaven from the ninth house, along with Mercury, which is still retrograde, and in the tenth house.’
1Each of two or more things which are joined or associated.
- ‘There is a separate section dealing with the formation of conjuncts.’
- ‘The complex text may contain as many or as few conjuncts and other typographical features as the typeface designers and engineers care to include.’
- ‘If there are a few conjuncts that are important enough to be included, let me know, and will add those definitions to the file.’
- 1.1Logic Each of the terms of a conjunctive proposition.
- ‘If two conjunctions are logically equivalent, it does not follow that the conjuncts of one are logically equivalent to the conjuncts of the other.’
- ‘Contents of conjunctions are the intersections of the sets representing their conjuncts.’
- ‘Most of the conjuncts will be vacuously true by virtue of having false antecedents - i.e., there will be indefinitely many things that John did not say.’
- ‘It might be objected to this that there is a greater chance of the conjunction being false than a single conjunct.’
- ‘Again, the fundamental idea is that the interpretation of the left conjunct can affect the interpretation of the right conjunct.’
- 1.2Grammar An adverbial whose function is to join two sentences or other discourse units (e.g. however, anyway, in the first place).
- ‘This is therefore a hybrid form, featuring the idiomatic transitive usage for the first two conjuncts and a more typical intransitive for the third.’
- ‘In any case, prepositions omitted in second conjuncts are routine.’
- ‘So far so good, but now he's stuck: not inverting the second conjunct would be very odd, while inverting it is hardly any better.’
- ‘Here the two conjuncts have all their verbs and the ‘using’ clauses come before the ‘computing’ clauses.’
- ‘In the third case, the shared constituent is a prepositional phrase, connected to noun phrases in both conjuncts.’
Late Middle English: from Latin conjunctus, past participle of conjungere ‘join together’ (see conjoin).
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