Meaning of “conjunction” in the English Dictionary

"conjunction" in British English

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conjunctionnoun

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 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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(Definition of “conjunction” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"conjunction" in American English

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conjunctionnoun

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)