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"conjunction" in British English

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uk   /kənˈdʒʌŋk.ʃən/  us   /kənˈdʒʌŋk.ʃən/
  • 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

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  • conjunction noun (COMBINATION)

C2 [C or U] (formal conjuncture, uk   /kənˈdʒʌŋk.tʃər/ us   ) the ​situation in which ​events or ​conditionscombine or ​happen together: An ​unfortunate conjunction of ​circumstancesled to his ​downfall. There is a ​team of ​writersworking in conjunction (with each other) on the ​book.
[C or U] specialized (formal conjuncture) in astrology, the ​situation in which two ​planetsappear to be in the same ​part of the ​sky as ​seen from ​earth: Mars and ​Venus will be inexact conjunction on 1 ​September.
(Definition of conjunction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"conjunction" in American English

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 us   /kənˈdʒʌŋk·ʃən/
  • conjunction noun (CONNECTING WORD)

grammar [C] a word such as "and," "but," "because," or "​although" that ​connects words, ​phrases, and ​clauses in a ​sentence
  • conjunction noun (COMBINATION)

[C/U] a ​combination of ​events or ​conditions: [U] Physicists are ​working in conjunction with ​engineers on the ​project.
(Definition of conjunction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “conjunction”
in Korean 접속사…
in Arabic أداة رَبْط…
in Malaysian kata penghubung…
in French conjonction…
in Russian союз (в грамматике)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 連接詞, 連詞,連接詞…
in Italian congiunzione…
in Turkish bağlaç…
in Polish spójnik…
in Spanish conjunción…
in Vietnamese liên từ…
in Portuguese conjunção…
in Thai คำสันธาน…
in German die Konjunktion…
in Catalan conjunció…
in Japanese (文法)接続詞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 连接词, 连词,连接词…
in Indonesian konjungsi…
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“conjunction” in British English

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