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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Conjunction


CONJUNCTION, noun [Latin See Conjoin.]

1. Union; connection; association by treaty or otherwise.

2. In astronomy, the meeting of two or more stars or planets in the same degree of the zodiac; as the conjunction of the moon with the sun, or of Jupiter with Saturn.

3. In grammar, a connective or connecting word; an indeclinable word which serves to unite sentences or the clauses of a sentence and words, joining two or more simple sentences into one compound one, and continuing it at the pleasure of the writer or speaker.

This book cost one dollar and ten cents.

God called the light day and the darkness he called night.

Virtue and vice are not compatible.

The hope of the righteous shall be gladness, but the expectation of the wicked shall perish. Proverbs 5:1.

4. The copulation of the sexes.