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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conjunction something that joins or connects
    • n conjunction the temporal property of two things happening at the same time "the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable"
    • n conjunction an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
    • n conjunction (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac
    • n conjunction the grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction
    • n conjunction the state of being joined together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conjunction (Gram) A connective or connecting word; an indeclinable word which serves to join together sentences, clauses of a sentence, or words; as, and but if . "Though all conjunctions conjoin sentences, yet, with respect to the sense, some are conjunctive and some disjunctive."
    • Conjunction The act of conjoining, or the state of being conjoined, united, or associated; union; association; league. "He will unite the white rose and the red:
      Smille heaven upon his fair conjunction ."
      "Man can effect no great matter by his personal strength but as he acts in society and conjunction with others."
    • Conjunction (Astron) The meeting of two or more stars or planets in the same degree of the zodiac; as, the conjunction of the moon with the sun, or of Jupiter and Saturn. See the Note under Aspect n., 6.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conjunction A joining or meeting of individuals or of distinct things; union; connection; combination; association.
    • n conjunction In astronomy, the meeting of two or more stars or planets in the same longitude: as, the conjunction of the moon with the sun, or of Jupiter and Saturn. When a planet, as seen from the earth, is in the same direction as the sun, it is said to be in conjunction with the sun. This, however, in the case of an interior planet, may be either when it passes between the sun and the earth or when it is on the further side of the sun; the former is the inferior and the latter the superior conjunction. A superior planet can be in conjunction with the sun only when the sun is in a direct line between, it and the earth. See syzygy and opposition.
    • n conjunction In grammar, a connective particle serving to unite clauses of a sentence, or coördinate words in the same sentence or clause, and indicating their relation to one another. There are two principal kinds of conjunctions, coordinating and subordinating: the former joining clauses of equal order or rank (as, he went and I came); the latter joining a subordinate or dependent clause to that on which it depends (as, I went where he was; he was gone when I came). Most conjunctions are of adverbial origin, and some, as, for instance, also, share almost equally the character of both parts of speech.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Conjunction connection, union:
    • n Conjunction (gram.) a word that connects sentences, clauses, and words: one of the aspects of the planets, when two heavenly bodies have the same longitude—i.e. when the same perpendicular to the ecliptic passes through both
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. conjunctio,: cf. F. conjunction,. See Conjoin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—conjungĕre. See Conjoin.


In literature:

I had been in church before, when by some queer or grotesque conjunction of affairs, the whole audience lost self control.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
Misused nouns, 22-42; verbs, 92-108; adjectives and adverbs, 119-129; prepositions, 134-139; conjunctions, 143-146.
"Practical Exercises in English" by Huber Gray Buehler
The Indians could be an effective force only in close conjunction with white troops.
"The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War" by Annie Heloise Abel
Marching out, therefore, in conjunction with Amynander, king of the Athamanians, they laid siege to Cercinium.
"History of Rome, Vol III" by Titus Livius
He was startled at the conjunction of her words and his moods.
"Murder in Any Degree" by Owen Johnson
With laughable unscrupulousness Moliere multiplies improbable blunders and conjunctions.
"Essays Æsthetical" by George Calvert
In conjunction with the Israelitish king Pekah, Rezon II.
"Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations" by Archibald Sayce
He advised me, nevertheless, to study other plans of taking the city in conjunction with their forces, which I agreed to do.
"True Version of the Philippine Revolution" by Don Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy
The English factory continued here for about two years, trading conjunctly with the Hollanders under the treaty.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
Since this agreed statement of facts is not argument, it will make small use of such conjunctions as "because," "for," "hence," and "therefore.
"The Making of Arguments" by J. H. Gardiner
This was first noticed by Kepler in consequence of a similar conjunction observed by him in A.D. 1603.
"The Life of Jesus of Nazareth" by Rush Rhees
These consisted of pamphlets, translations, and miscellaneous works, some in conjunction with his sister, Mrs. Barbauld.
"A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature" by John W. Cousin
Of all the women of history, Mrs. Browning is the only one that we could name in any possible or remote conjunction with Sappho.
"Miscellanies" by Oscar Wilde
Articles, interjections, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions, are contractions of abbreviations of nouns and verbs.
"English Grammar in Familiar Lectures" by Samuel Kirkham
Apply this freely, and if the case should be a severe one, administer mild alteratives in conjunction with the outward application.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
As for extracts from these fascinating forgeries, the letters should be read in conjunction with those of Merimee himself.
"Reviews" by Oscar Wilde
In other words, can officers of militia sit in conjunction with those of the line?
"The Life and Correspondence of Sir Isaac Brock" by Ferdinand Brock Tupper
Venus passes her superior conjunction on the 7th, at 10 h. morning, thenceforward she sets after the sun, and becomes an evening star.
"Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 276" by Various
In Sennacherib's reign there is found in conjunction with it another costume, which is unknown to the earlier sculptures.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 2. (of 7): Assyria" by George Rawlinson
For in consequence of his conjunction with Maya the creation is unavoidable.
"The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya"

In poetry:

But adroit conjunction
Eloquently shall
Link to his lyric action
A periodic goal.
"Verbal Calisthenics" by Sylvia Plath
Conjunction press'd to join the crowd;
But Preposition swore,
Though Interjection sobb'd aloud,
That he would go before.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
Such its life, and such its pleasure is,
Such its art and traffic, such its gain,
Evermore in new conjunctions this
Admirable angle to maintain.
"Snow" by John Davidson
He, of Himself, will save his chosen race,
Or else He never will in any case,
(So inconsistent's the conjunction!) deign
With any creature in the Work to join.
"Christ Is All In All" by Rees Prichard
Make first a Song of Joy and Love,
Which chastely flame in Royal Eyes;
Then tune it to the Spheres above
When the benignest Stars do rise,
And sweet Conjunctions grace the Skies.
"An Ode To The King, At His Returning From Scotland To The Queen, After His Coronation There" by Sir Henry Wotton
What unknown conjunction of the pure etherial,
With the form and function of the gross material,
Gives the product mortal? whose immortal yearning
Brings him to the portal of celestial learning.
"A Pagan Reverie" by Frances Fuller Victor

In news:

Show parents and other healthcare practitioners that you're the best person to handle their child's conjunctivitis.
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Specifically, we are talking about conjunctivitis.
The conjunctiva is the white part of the eye, so conjunctivitis refers to a swelling or redness of the eye.
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This lunchtime 5K is held in conjunction with the school's major fundraiser: The Fun Run.
The White House has announced that President Obama has donated the $1.4 million given to him in conjunction with the Nobel Peace Prize to ten charities, including the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund and the United Negro College Fund.
The IEHA has announced that the prospectus for its High Performance Cleaning Product (HPCP) Testing Program in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts Lowell has been finalized and is available for download.
Aeronex, San Diego, Calif, has completed a study done in conjunction with the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) to determine how.
The Wyoming Society for Range Management in conjunction with the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service is offering the program Tuesday April 26 at Casper College.
The Royal Shakespeare Company, in conjunction with Ohio State University, has constructed a full size replica of their new Stratford-upon-Avon theatre in Park Avenue Armory's massive Drill Hall.
Gray Construction employees Brett Goode, middle left, and Tim Wilson, right, talked with subcontractors during an outreach event in conjunction with Michelin at the Anderson Civic Center on Wednesday afternoon.
Yahoo, in conjunction with DB5 and Hunter, provides a new study examining the evolving role of men in household purchase decisions.

In science:

C (x) → ηC C ¯ΨT (x), where ηC is a phase, C is a charge conjunction, T is a transposition.
Neutrino Oscillations. Theory and Experiment
For those logics, proper conjunction and negation may be defined, but no proper disjunction, contrary to the situation studied in .
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
The basic intuition behind the cumulative relations of KLM is confirmed: cumulative relations yield classical connectives but the disjunction (that may be defined as usual from negation and conjunction) does not behave proof-theoretically as a proper disjunction should.
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
Theorem 5 Let L be a propositional calculus (negation and conjunction basic, other connectives defined classical ly) and a, b ∈ L.
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
Theorem 5 shows that the proof theory of the semantically-classical conjunction and negation in a nonmonotonic setting is the same as in a monotonic setting.
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
The following shows, that, in yet another sense, C-logics admit a proper conjunction and a proper negation: one may conservatively extend any C-logics on a set of atomic propositions to a language closed under conjunction and negation.
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
We have seen that any C-logics admits classical negation and conjunction.
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
Let b be the conjunction of all the propositions of B .
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
Even infinite conjunctions are easily defined.
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
Intersection of closed subspaces provides a perfect semantics for conjunction.
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
Defining the counterproperty ˜p as the orthogonal complement p⊥ and identifying logical conjunction of properties with the pro jector on the intersection of the corresponding subspaces, one may see that all these properties are sharp ones: p ∧ ˜p = O .
Outline for a formal general theory of physical measurements
This is not, generally, an orthocomplement, because the conjunction need not necessarily exist, and if it exist, it is not necessarily O .
Outline for a formal general theory of physical measurements
Consequently, weak lensing in conjunction with cluster abundance can be used to constrain T∗ quite strongly.
Weak Lensing as a Calibrator of the Cluster Mass-Temperature Relation
NGC 720 is classified as having “irregular” isophotes which in conjunction with its strong X-ray emission has been suggested to mean that it has undergone a past merger (Nieto & Bender 1989).
X-ray Source Population in the Elliptical Galaxy NGC 720 with Chandra
Multi-wavelength determinations of the luminosity function of galaxies belonging to nearby rich clusters are fundamental tools for shedding light on the process of galaxy evolution and, in conjunction with similar determinations of ”field” galaxies, should help unveiling the role of the environment on galaxy evolution.
Optical spectroscopy and the UV luminosity function of galaxies in the Abell 1367, Coma and Virgo clusters