Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “conjunction”

See all translations

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
More examples

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.
Grammar
Translations of “conjunction”
in Korean 접속사…
in Arabic أداة رَبْط…
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 Spanish conjunción…
in Portuguese conjunção…
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…
(Definition of conjunction from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of conjunction?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “conjunction” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More