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Adversative Conjunction

Definition of the noun adversative conjunction

What does adversative conjunction mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. the conjunctive relation of units that expresses the opposition of their meanings
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • more generic word: conjunction = the grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction

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Google previewA Technological Dictionary: explaining the terms of the arts, sciences, literature, professions and trades (1846)

by W. M. BUCHANAN

The word but is an adversative conjunction. But is not, however, always an adversative conjunction; it often implies something superadded.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Scientific Terms and Technological Expressions by W. M. Buchanan (1869)

by W. M. Buchanan

The word but is an adversative conjunction. But is not, however, always an adversative conjunction; it often implies something superadded.

Google previewA Complete and Universal English Dictionary (1799)

Including ... I. An Explanation of Difficult Words and Technical Terms ... II. A Pronouncing Dictionary ... : to the Whole is Added a Chronological Series of Remarkable Events ... by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.)

In Grammar, it expresses some difference betweea what goes before and what follows; as in the phrase, be loves money, but takes no pain, to get it, the word but is an adversative conjunction, A'DVERSE, a. [adversis, Lat.] centrary. Atting in ...

Google previewA New Universal Etymological, Technological and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1849)

Embracing All Terms Used in Art, Science, and Literature by John Craig (Lexicographer)

adversative conjunction. ADVERSE overs', a. (adversus, Lat.) Calamitous; mitine; permicious; counteracting. In Botany, plvelin opposition to; turned from. Anyonsixess, ad-vers'nes, s. Opposition. Alyosity, ad-ver'se-te, s. (adversité, Fr.) ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Science and Technical Terms Used in Philosophy, Literature, Professions, Commerce, Arts, and Trades (1884)

by W. M. Buchanan

The word but is an adversative conjunction.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1818)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers: Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

But is an adversative conjunction. Two members of one and the same sentence, connected with the adversative particle, But, Worthington, 41iscell. P. 4. Of these disjunctives some are simple, some adversative; simple, as A D V A D V.

Google previewA New Universal Etymological, Technological, and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language, Embracing All the Terms Used in Science, Literature and Art (1858)

by John CRAIG (F.G.S.)

But is an adversative conjunction, when denoting opposition. ADVERSE, advers, a. (adversus, from adrerto, to turn to or from, Lat.) Calamitous; afflictive; pernicious; counteracting; opposite; opposing; The king's name is a tower of strength, ...

Google previewA New Universal, Technological, Etymological, and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1854)

by John Craig

But is an adversative conjunction, when denoting opposition. ADVERSE, ad'vers, a. (adverms, from adverto, to turn to or from, Lat.) Calamitous ; afflictive ; pernicious; counteracting; opposite; opposing; The king's name to a tower of strength, ...

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