conjunctive

Something that's conjunctive tends to connect or combine two things. A conjunctive effort between two people is a combined attempt to get something done, and the word "and" in this very sentence is conjunctive since it's joining two phrases together.

The word conjunctive often comes up in medical terminology, in phrases like "conjunctive tissue," or tissue that connects different parts of the body. Another kind of conjunctive is a part of speech — like the words "but" and "or" — that connects phrases or words within a sentence. Conjunctive comes from the Latin word coniunctivus, "serving to connect," with its root of coniungere, "to join together."

Primary Meanings of conjunctive

1.
adjn
serving or tending to connect
an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
2.
adj
involving the joint activity of two or more
Full Definitions of conjunctive
1

adj serving or tending to connect

Synonyms:
copulative
syntactically connecting sentences or elements of a sentence
connective
connecting or tending to connect
Antonyms:
disjunctive
serving or tending to divide or separate
adversative, oppositive
expressing antithesis or opposition
alternative
necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities
contrastive
syntactically establishing a relation of contrast between sentences or elements of a sentence
divisional
serving to divide or marking a division
partitive, separative
serving to separate or divide into parts
separative
(used of an accent in Hebrew orthography) indicating that the word marked is separated to a greater or lesser degree rhythmically and grammatically from the word that follows it
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n an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences

Synonyms:
conjunction, connective, continuative
Types:
coordinating conjunction
a conjunction (like `and' or `or') that connects two identically constructed grammatical constituents
subordinate conjunction, subordinating conjunction
a conjunction (like `since' or `that' or `who') that introduces a dependent clause
Type of:
closed-class word, function word
a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning
2

adj involving the joint activity of two or more

“the conjunctive focus of political opposition”
Synonyms:
concerted, conjunct, cooperative
joint
united or combined

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