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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conjunction  \Con*junc"tion\,  n.  [L.  conjunctio:  cf  F. 
  conjunction.  See  {Conjoin}.] 
  1.  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.  --Shak. 
 
  Man  can  effect  no  great  matter  by  his  personal 
  strength  but  as  he  acts  in  society  and  conjunction 
  with  others  --South. 
 
  2.  (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. 
 
  Note:  Heavenly  bodies  are  said  to  be  in  conjunction  when  they 
  are  seen  in  the  same  part  of  the  heavens,  or  have  the 
  same  longitude  or  right  ascension.  The  inferior 
  conjunction  of  an  inferior  planet  is  its  position  when 
  in  conjunction  on  the  same  side  of  the  sun  with  the 
  earth;  the  superior  conjunction  of  a  planet  is  its 
  position  when  on  the  side  of  the  sun  most  distant  from 
  the  earth. 
 
  3.  (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.  --Harris. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conjunction 
  n  1:  the  temporal  property  of  two  things  happening  at  the  same 
  time;  "the  interval  determining  the  coincidence  gate  is 
  adjustable"  [syn:  {concurrence},  {coincidence},  {co-occurrence}] 
  2:  the  state  of  being  joined  [syn:  {junction}] 
  3:  an  uninflected  function  word  that  serves  to  conjoin  words  or 
  phrases  or  clauses  or  sentences  [syn:  {conjunctive},  {connective}] 
  4:  the  grammatical  relation  between  linguistic  units  (words  or 
  phrases  or  clauses)  that  are  connected  by  a  conjunction 
  5:  (astronomy)  apparent  meeting  or  passing  of  two  or  more 
  celestial  bodies  in  the  same  degree  of  the  zodiac  [syn:  {alignment}] 
  6:  something  that  joins  or  connects  [syn:  {junction}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  conjunction 
 
  {AND} 
 
 




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