Definitions for conjugationˌkɒn dʒəˈgeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•ju•ga•tionˌkɒn dʒəˈgeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the inflection of verbs. the whole set of inflected forms of a verb or the recital or display thereof in a fixed order. a class of verbs having similar sets of inflected forms:

    the Latin second conjugation.

    Category: Grammar

  2. an act of joining.

  3. the state of being joined together; union; conjunction.

  4. (in bacteria, protozoans, etc.) the temporary fusion of two organisms with an exchange of nuclear material. (in certain algae and fungi) the fusion of a male and female gamete as a form of sexual reproduction.

    Category: Microbiology, Developmental Biology

Origin of conjugation:

1400–50; late ME (< AF) < LL


Princeton's WordNet

  1. junction, conjunction, conjugation, colligation(noun)

    the state of being joined together

  2. conjugation(noun)

    the inflection of verbs

  3. conjugation(noun)

    the complete set of inflected forms of a verb

  4. conjugation(noun)

    a class of verbs having the same inflectional forms

  5. coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union(noun)

    the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

    "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"

  6. union, unification, uniting, conjugation, jointure(noun)

    the act of making or becoming a single unit

    "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"


  1. conjugation(Noun)

    The coming together of things.

  2. conjugation(Noun)

    The temporary fusion of organisms, especially as part of sexual reproduction

  3. conjugation(Noun)

    Sexual relations within marriage

  4. conjugation(Noun)

    In some languages, one of several classifications of verbs according to what inflections they take.

  5. conjugation(Noun)

    The act of conjugating a verb.

  6. conjugation(Noun)

    The conjugated forms of a verb.

  7. conjugation(Noun)

    A system of delocalized orbitals consisting of alternating single bonds and double bonds

  8. Origin: From coniugatio, from coniugo, from con- + iugo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conjugation(noun)

    the act of uniting or combining; union; assemblage

  2. Conjugation(noun)

    two things conjoined; a pair; a couple

  3. Conjugation(noun)

    the act of conjugating a verb or giving in order its various parts and inflections

  4. Conjugation(noun)

    a scheme in which are arranged all the parts of a verb

  5. Conjugation(noun)

    a class of verbs conjugated in the same manner

  6. Conjugation(noun)

    a kind of sexual union; -- applied to a blending of the contents of two or more cells or individuals in some plants and lower animals, by which new spores or germs are developed

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