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con·junct • adj. / kənˈjəngkt; kän-/ joined together, combined, or associated. ∎  Mus. of or relating to the movement of a melody between adjacent notes of the scale. ∎  Astrol. in conjunction with. • n. / ˈkänjəngkt/ each of two or more things that are joined or associated. ∎ Logic each of the terms of a conjunctive proposition. ∎ Gram. an adverbial whose function is to join two sentences or other discourse units (e.g., however, anyway, in the first place).

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conjunct XV. — L. conjunctus, pp. of conjungere, f. CON- + jungere JOIN.
So conjunction union, connection (gen. and astron.), (gram.) connecting particle. XIV. — (O)F. conjonction — L. conjunctiō, -ōn-, f. conjungere. conjunctive XV. — late L. conjunctivitis (see -ITIS) inflammation of the membrana conjunctiva ‘conjunctive membrane’ connecting the inner eyelid and the eyeball.

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CONJUNCT.
1. A sentence ADVERBIAL that has a connective role: therefore in ‘Our phone was out of order; we therefore had a period of uninterrupted peace.’

2. A grammatical unit linked to other units through COORDINATION, that is, by means of and, or, or but: the phrase ‘the children and their parents’ contains two conjuncts: the children and their parents.

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conjunct Applied to the distribution of populations that have overlapping ranges, allowing DNA to be exchanged between them. Compare DISJUNCT.