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From Old French conjoindre, from Latin coniungo, from com- together + iungo join, equivalent to con- +‎ join.


  • IPA(key): /kənˈd͡ʒɔɪn/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔɪn


conjoin (third-person singular simple present conjoins, present participle conjoining, simple past and past participle conjoined)

  1. (transitive) To join together; to unite; to combine.
    They are representatives that will loosely conjoin a nation.
    • 2022 January 25, Eric Reinhardt, “How Joe Biden Launched a New Prison Boom”, in Slate[1]:
      During an ongoing pandemic conjoined with an intensifying operational crisis inside U.S. prisons, mass clemency should be the first step of many toward a decarceral agenda that could still––if he’s bold enough to seize the opportunity––define Biden’s presidency.
  2. (transitive) To marry.
    I will conjoin you in holy matrimony.
  3. (transitive, grammar) To join as coordinate elements, often with a coordinating conjunction, such as coordinate clauses.
  4. (transitive, mathematics) To combine two sets, conditions, or expressions by a logical AND; to intersect.
  5. (intransitive) To unite, to join, to league.
    • c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. [] The First Part [], 2nd edition, part 1, London: [] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, [], published 1592, →OCLC; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire, London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act II, scene i:
      Our armie will be forty thouſand ſtrong,
      When Tamburlain and braue Theridamas
      Haue met vs by the riuer Araris:
      And all conioin’d to meete the witleſſe King,
      That now is marching neere to Parthia.
    • 1843 April, Thomas Carlyle, “ch. XVI, St. Edmund”, in Past and Present, American edition, Boston, Mass.: Charles C[offin] Little and James Brown, published 1843, →OCLC, book II (The Ancient Monk):
      And the Body of one Dead; — a temple where the Hero-soul once was and now is not: Oh, all mystery, all pity, all mute awe and wonder; Supernaturalism brought home to the very dullest; Eternity laid open, and the nether Darkness and the upper Light-Kingdoms; — do conjoin there, or exist nowhere!


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conjoin (plural conjoins)

  1. (grammar) One of the words or phrases that are coordinated by a conjunction.
    Synonym: conjunct
    • 2021, Harm Pinkster, The Oxford Latin Syntax, volumes 2, The Complex Sentence and Discourse, →ISBN, page 621:
      Et is the general coordinator that can be used for all types of coordination, both clauses and constituents, regardless of the semantic relation between the conjoins.
  2. (archaeology) A reassembled bone, stone or ceramic artifact.
    • 1984, Ellen M. Kroll, Glynn Ll. Isaac, “Configurations of artifacts and bones at early Pleistocene sites in East Africa”, in Harold Hietala, editor, Intrasite Spatial Analysis in Archaeology, →ISBN, page 23:
      Attention must also be given to understanding why certain sites yield a low number of conjoins.

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