noun Date: 14th century 1. the act or an instance of conjoining ; the state of being conjoined ; combination <
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2. occurrence together in time or space ; concurrence 3. a. the apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac b. a configuration in which two celestial bodies have their least apparent separation 4. an uninflected linguistic form that joins together sentences, clauses, phrases, or words 5. a complex sentence in logic true if and only if each of its components is true — see truth table table • conjunctional adjectiveconjunctionally adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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