conjunction ( conjunctions plural )
1 n-count A conjunctionof two or more things is the occurrence of them at the same time or place.
FORMAL usu N of n
...the conjunction of two events., ...a conjunction of religious and social factors.
2 n-count In grammar, a conjunction is a word or group of words that joins together words, groups, or clauses. In English, there are co-ordinating conjunctions such as `and' and `but', and subordinating conjunctions such as `although', `because', and `when'.
3 If one thing is done or used in conjunctionwith another, the two things are done or used together. FORMAL
in conjunction phrase usu PHR with n
(=together) The army should have operated in conjunction with the fleet to raid the enemy's coast...
co-ordinating conjunction ( co-ordinating conjunctions plural ) A co-ordinating conjunction is a word such as `and', `or', or `but' which joins two or more words, groups, or clauses of equal status, for example two main clauses. Compare subordinating conjunction. (TECHNICAL) n-count
subordinating conjunction ( subordinating conjunctions plural ) A subordinating conjunction is a word such as `although', `because', or `when' which begins a subordinate clause. Compare co-ordinating conjunction. (TECHNICAL) n-count