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Definitions for conjugate
ˈkɒn dʒəˌgeɪt; ˈkɒn dʒə gɪt, -ˌgeɪtcon·ju·gate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conjugate solution, conjugate(adj)

    a mixture of two partially miscible liquids A and B produces two conjugate solutions: one of A in B and another of B in A

  2. conjugate, conjugated, coupled(adj)

    joined together especially in a pair or pairs

  3. conjugate(adj)

    (of a pinnate leaflet) having only one pair of leaflets

  4. conjugate, conjugated(adj)

    formed by the union of two compounds

    "a conjugated protein"

  5. conjugate, conjugated(verb)

    of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond

  6. conjugate(verb)

    unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds

  7. conjugate(verb)

    add inflections showing person, number, gender, tense, aspect, etc.

    "conjugate the verb"

  8. conjugate(verb)

    undergo conjugation


  1. conjugate(Noun)

    Any entity formed by joining two or more smaller entities together.

  2. conjugate(Noun)

    (of a complex number) A complex conjugate.

  3. conjugate(Noun)

    More generally, any of a set of irrational or complex numbers that are zeros of the same polynomial with integral coefficients.

  4. conjugate(Noun)

    An explementary angle.

  5. conjugate(Verb)

    To inflect (a verb) for each person, in order, for one or more tenses.

    In English, the verb 'to be' is conjugated as follows: 'I am', 'you are' (or 'thou art'), 'he/she/it is', 'we are', 'you are', 'they are'.

  6. conjugate(Verb)

    To join together, unite; to juxtapose.

  7. conjugate(Verb)

    To reproduce sexually as do some bacteria and algae, by exchanging or transferring DNA.

  8. Origin: From the participle stem of conjugare, from con- + jugare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conjugate(adj)

    united in pairs; yoked together; coupled

  2. Conjugate(adj)

    in single pairs; coupled

  3. Conjugate(adj)

    containing two or more radicals supposed to act the part of a single one

  4. Conjugate(adj)

    agreeing in derivation and radical signification; -- said of words

  5. Conjugate(adj)

    presenting themselves simultaneously and having reciprocal properties; -- frequently used in pure and applied mathematics with reference to two quantities, points, lines, axes, curves, etc

  6. Conjugate(noun)

    a word agreeing in derivation with another word, and therefore generally resembling it in signification

  7. Conjugate(noun)

    a complex radical supposed to act the part of a single radical

  8. Conjugate(verb)

    to unite in marriage; to join

  9. Conjugate(verb)

    to inflect (a verb), or give in order the forms which it assumed in its several voices, moods, tenses, numbers, and persons

  10. Conjugate(verb)

    to unite in a kind of sexual union, as two or more cells or individuals among the more simple plants and animals

  11. Origin: [L. conjugatus, p. p. or conjugare to unite; con- + jugare to join, yoke, marry, jugum yoke; akin to jungere to join. See Join.]


  1. Conjugate

    In algebra, a conjugate is a binomial formed by negating the second term of a binomial. The conjugate of x + y is x − y, where x and y are real numbers. If y is imaginary, the process is termed complex conjugation: the complex conjugate of a + bi is a − bi, where a and b are real.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conjugate

    kon′joo-gāt, v.t. (gram.) to give the various inflections or parts of a verb.—adj. joined: connected.—n. a word agreeing in derivation with another word.—adjs. Con′jugated, Conjugā′tional, Con′jugative, conjugate.—ns. Con′jugateness; Con′jugating; Conjugā′tion, the act of joining: union: (gram.) a term applied to a connected view or statement of the inflectional changes of form that a verb undergoes in its various relations: a class of verbs inflected in the same manner.—Conjugate axes, two axes in a conic section, such that each is parallel to the tangent at the extremity of the other; Conjugate foci (see Focus); Conjugate mirrors, two mirrors set face to face so that the rays emitted from the focus of one are first reflected from it to the and thence to its focus; Conjugation of cells, a mode of reproduction in which two apparently similar cells unite, as in Amœba, Diatoms, &c. [L. conjugāre, -ātumcon, together, and jugārejugum, a yoke.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conjugate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conjugate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of conjugate in a Sentence

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    People conjugate to the present; politics to other tenses. (Peuple conjugue au présent; - Politique aux autres temps.)

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