con'junc·tive || -tɪv n. word used to link together words or phrases (i.e. and or but) adj. connective; of or pertaining to a conjunctive (word used to link together words or phrases)

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  • conjunctive — [kən juŋk′tiv] adj. [ME conjunctif < L conjunctivus, connective (in LL, subjunc. mood) < conjunctus: see CONJOINT] 1. serving to join together; connective 2. united; combined; joint 3. Gram. a) used as a conjunction [the conjunctive adverb… …   English World dictionary

  • Conjunctive — Con*junc tive, a. [L. conjunctivus.] 1. Serving to unite; connecting together. [1913 Webster] 2. Closely united. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] {Conjunctive mood} (Gram.), the mood which follows a conjunction or expresses contingency; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conjunctive — index composite, concomitant, concurrent (at the same time), conjoint, correlative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • conjunctive — late 15c., from L. conjunctivus serving to connect, from conjunctus, pp. of conjungere (see CONJOIN (Cf. conjoin)). Grammatical sense is from 1660s …   Etymology dictionary

  • conjunctive — conjunctively, adv. /keuhn jungk tiv/, adj. 1. serving to connect; connective: conjunctive tissue. 2. conjoined; joint: a conjunctive action. 3. Gram. a. (of a mode) subjunctive. b. (of a pronoun) conjunct. c. of the nature of a conjunction. d.… …   Universalium

  • conjunctive — also con.junct noun (C) technical a word that joins phrases together conjunctive also conjunct adjective: a conjunctive adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • conjunctive — con•junc•tive [[t]kənˈdʒʌŋk tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) serving to connect; connective: conjunctive tissue[/ex] 2) conjoined; joint 3) gram. a) pertaining to, being, or functioning like a conjunction b) gram. (of an adverb) serving to connect two clauses or …   From formal English to slang

  • conjunctive — adjective Date: 1581 1. connective 2. conjunct, conjoined 3. being or functioning like a conjunction 4. copulative 1a • conjunctive noun • conjunctively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conjunctive — /kənˈdʒʌŋktɪv/ (say kuhn jungktiv) adjective 1. connective. 2. conjoined; joint. 3. Grammar a. (of a pronoun) conjunct. b. of the nature of a conjunction. –noun 4. Grammar a conjunctive word; a conjunction. –conjunctively …  

  • conjunctive — Connecting in a manner denoting union. A grammatical term for particles which serve for joining or connecting together. Thus, the word and is called a conjunctive, and or a disjunctive, conjunction …   Black's law dictionary

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