con·junct (kən-jŭngkt, kŏnjŭngkt′)
1. Joined together; united.
2. Acting in association; combined: "the conjunct ... influences of fire and strong drink" (Thomas Love Peacock).
3. Music Of or relating to successive tones of the scale, moving step by step: conjunct motion; a conjunct melody.
1. One that is in conjunction or association with another.
2. Logic One of the components of a conjunction.
[Middle English, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see CONJOIN.]
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