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 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.’
- ‘A small city of conjunct houses of unfired bricks and without streets was built in the town at Catal Huyuk in Turkey.’
- 1.1Music Relating to the movement of a melody between adjacent notes of the scale.
- ‘Her preferred textures are thin, often of single lines; although conjunct motion dominates, tonal associations are studiously avoided and contrapuntal combinations are consistently dissonant.’
- ‘These examples show how naturally he thinks in terms of conjunct motion in the bass.’
- 1.2Astrology In conjunction with.‘Moon conjunct Jupiter’
- ‘In my own chart, the Moon is in Scorpio, and Uranus is conjunct my Libra Ascendant, but Aquarius is not particularly prominent at all.’
- ‘Pluto is conjunct the Midheaven from the ninth house, along with Mercury, which is still retrograde, and in the tenth house.’
- ‘Saturn is conjunct the US natal Jupiter, which will make the difficult tasks somewhat easier.’
- ‘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.’
1Each of two or more things which are joined or associated.
- ‘If there are a few conjuncts that are important enough to be included, let me know, and will add those definitions to the file.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1Logic Each of the terms of a conjunctive proposition.
- ‘Contents of conjunctions are the intersections of the sets representing their conjuncts.’
- ‘It might be objected to this that there is a greater chance of the conjunction being false than a single conjunct.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘If two conjunctions are logically equivalent, it does not follow that the conjuncts of one are logically equivalent to the conjuncts of the other.’
- ‘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).
- ‘Here the two conjuncts have all their verbs and the ‘using’ clauses come before the ‘computing’ clauses.’
- ‘This is therefore a hybrid form, featuring the idiomatic transitive usage for the first two conjuncts and a more typical intransitive for the third.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In any case, prepositions omitted in second conjuncts are routine.’
- ‘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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