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English definition of “conjunction”

conjunction

noun uk   /kənˈdʒʌŋk.ʃən/ us  

conjunction noun (CONNECTING WORD)

B2 [C] (written abbreviation conj) a word such as 'and', 'but', 'while', or 'although' that connects words, phrases, and clauses in a sentence

conjunction noun (COMBINATION)

C2 [C or U] (formal conjuncture,   /kənˈdʒʌŋk.tʃər/   ) the situation in which events or conditions combine or happen together: An unfortunate conjunction of circumstances led to his downfall. There is a team of writers working in conjunction (with each other) on the book. [C or U] specialized (formal conjuncture) in astrology, the situation in which two planets appear to be in the same part of the sky as seen from Earth: Mars and Venus will be in exact conjunction on 1 September.
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