conjunction Definition

  • 1a word used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause (e.g. 'and', 'but', 'if')
  • 2the action or an instance of two or more events or things occurring at the same point in time or space

Using conjunction: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "conjunction" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I like coffee and tea.

  • Example

    She is smart but lazy.

  • Example

    If it rains, we will stay inside.

  • Example

    He not only sings but also dances.

conjunction Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for conjunction

Antonyms for conjunction

Idioms Using conjunction

  • in combination with; together


    The new product was developed in conjunction with leading experts in the field.

  • under the influence or control of


    The town was under the conjunction of a powerful drug lord.

  • not connected; separate


    The two events happened at the same time but had no conjunction with each other.

Phrases with conjunction

  • a conjunction that introduces a subordinate clause, e.g. 'although', 'because'.


    Although he was tired, he couldn't sleep.

  • a conjunction placed between words, phrases, clauses, or sentences of equal rank, e.g. 'and', 'but', 'or'.


    I like coffee and tea.

  • a conjunction that works in pairs to join words or groups of words of equal weight in a sentence, e.g. 'either...or', 'neither...nor'.


    Either you come with me or you stay here.

Origins of conjunction

from Latin 'conjunctionem', meaning 'a joining together'


Summary: conjunction in Brief

A 'conjunction' [kənˈdʒʌŋkʃən] is a word that connects clauses or sentences, or coordinates words in the same clause. Examples include 'and', 'but', and 'if'. It can also refer to two or more events or things occurring at the same point in time or space. Types of conjunctions include subordinating, coordinating, and correlative. Phrases like 'in conjunction with' and idioms like 'no conjunction' expand its usage.

How do native speakers use this expression?