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con·junc·tion

conjunction

 
 
pronunciation:
kn juhngk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a word that connects other words, phrases, clauses, or sentences. "And," "while," and "because" are some conjunctions.
In the sentence "I was sick, so I stayed home from school," the word "so" is a conjunction that links " I was sick" with "I stayed home from school."
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similar words:
connector
derivations: conjunctional (adj.), conjunctionally (adv.)
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con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, t, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
junct Latin root that means join
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