- verb to come together
- verb to become a member of a club or other organisation
- verb to do something with someone
- noun a place at which two or more things are connected
- verb to connect or bring things together
- verb to bring together to make one whole part
- verb to become a member of a club, etc.
- verb to put things together
- noun a logical function that produces a true output if any input is true
- verb to combine two or more pieces of information to produce a single unit of information
- In relational databases, the forming of a new relation from two or more relations having one or more common attributes. For example, the joining of two tables through a common field.
Information & Library Science
- verb to fasten two or more things together
- verb to become a part of something
Origin & History of “join”
Join goes back ultimately to a prehistoric Indo-European *jug- (which also produced English adjust, conjugal, jostle, joust, jugular, juxtapose, subjugate, yoga, and yoke). Its Latin descendant was jungere ‘join’, which passed into English via joign-, the present stem of Old French joindre. The Latin past participial stem junct- gave English junction (18th c.) and juncture (14th c.), and also, via Spanish, junta (17th c.) (etymologically a body of people ‘joined’ together for a particular purpose, hence a ‘governing committee’).