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conjunction

noun uk   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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Translations of “conjunction”
in Arabic أداة رَبْط…
in Korean 접속사…
in Malaysian kata penghubung…
in French conjonction…
in Turkish bağlaç…
in Italian congiunzione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 連接詞, 連詞,連接詞…
in Russian союз (в грамматике)…
in Polish spójnik…
in Vietnamese liên từ…
in Spanish conjunción…
in Portuguese conjunção…
in Thai คำสันธาน…
in German die Konjunktion…
in Catalan conjunció…
in Japanese (文法)接続詞…
in Indonesian konjungsi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 连接词, 连词,连接词…
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