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conjunctive

[kuh n-juhngk-tiv] /kənˈdʒʌŋk tɪv/
adjective
1.
serving to connect; connective:
conjunctive tissue.
2.
conjoined; joint:
a conjunctive action.
3.
Grammar.
  1. (of a mode) subjunctive.
  2. (of a pronoun) conjunct.
  3. of the nature of a conjunction.
  4. (of an adverb) serving to connect two clauses or sentences, as however or furthermore.
4.
Logic. characterizing propositions that are conjunctions.
noun
5.
Grammar. a conjunctive word; a conjunction.
Origin of conjunctive
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English conjunctif < Late Latin conjunctīvus. See conjunct, -ive
Related forms
conjunctively, adverb
nonconjunctive, adjective
nonconjunctively, adverb
subconjunctive, adjective
subconjunctively, adverb
unconjunctive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for conjunctive

conjunctive

/kənˈdʒʌŋktɪv/
adjective
1.
joining; connective
2.
joined
3.
of or relating to conjunctions or their use
4.
(logic) relating to, characterized by, or containing a conjunction
noun
5.
a less common word for conjunction (sense 3)
Derived Forms
conjunctively, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin conjunctīvus, from Latin conjungere to conjoin
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Word Origin and History for conjunctive
adj.

late 15c., from Latin coniunctivus "serving to connect," from coniunctus, past participle of coniungere (see conjoin). Grammatical sense is from 1660s.

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