### What does **conjugate** mean?

# Definitions for conjugate

ˈkɒn dʒəˌgeɪt; ˈkɒn dʒə gɪt, -ˌgeɪtcon·ju·gate

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### Princeton's WordNet

conjugate solution, conjugateadjective

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

conjugate, conjugated, coupledadjective

joined together especially in a pair or pairs

conjugateadjective

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

conjugate, conjugatedadjective

formed by the union of two compounds

"a conjugated protein"

conjugate, conjugatedverb

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

conjugateverb

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

conjugateverb

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

"conjugate the verb"

conjugateverb

undergo conjugation

### Wiktionary

conjugatenoun

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

conjugatenoun

(of a complex number) A complex conjugate.

conjugatenoun

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

conjugatenoun

An explementary angle.

conjugateverb

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'.

conjugateverb

To join together, unite; to juxtapose.

conjugateverb

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

**Etymology:**From the participle stem of conjugare, from con- + jugare.

### Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Conjugatenoun

Agreeing in derivation with another word, and therefore generally resembling in signification.

**Etymology:**conjugatus, Latin.His grammatical argument, grounded upon the derivation of spontaneous from

*sponte,*weighs nothing: we have learned in logick, that*conjugates*are sometimes in name only, and not in deed.*John Bramhall, Answer to Hobbs.*To Conjugateverb

**Etymology:**conjugo, Latin.Those drawing as well marriage as wardship, gave him both power and occasion to

*conjugate*at pleasure the Norman and the Saxon houses.*Henry Wotton.*

### ChatGPT

conjugate

In mathematics, a conjugate typically refers to a pair of mathematical expressions or quantities that are connected by a specific mathematical operation yet have opposite components. The term "conjugate" can have different meanings depending on the domain of math: 1. In complex numbers, the conjugate of a complex number is the number with an equal real part and an imaginary part equal in magnitude but opposite in sign. 2. In algebra, the conjugate of a binomial expression (a + b) is its corresponding binomial formed by negating the second term (a - b) or vice versa. 3. In abstract algebra, conjugate elements in a group are elements related through a similarity transformation. 4. In geometry, conjugate diameters of an ellipse or hyperbola are any two diameters such that a tangent line to the curve at the endpoint of one diameter is parallel to the other diameter, and vice versa. The broader meaning for conjugate includes the idea of forming a complementary or related pair in a particular mathematical situation.

### Webster Dictionary

Conjugateadjective

united in pairs; yoked together; coupled

Conjugateadjective

in single pairs; coupled

Conjugateadjective

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

Conjugateadjective

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

Conjugateadjective

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

Conjugatenoun

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

Conjugatenoun

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

Conjugateverb

to unite in marriage; to join

Conjugateverb

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

Conjugateverb

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

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

### Wikidata

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

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*,*-ātum*—*con*, together, and*jugāre*—*jugum*, a yoke.]

### Entomology

Conjugate

to bring together in pairs: consisting of a single pair. Conjugation: the union of pairs; usually applied to the merging of the male and female elements.

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of conjugate in Chaldean Numerology is:

**8**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of conjugate in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**6**

### Examples of conjugate in a Sentence

People

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

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- спрягамBulgarian
- conjugarCatalan, Valencian
- časovatCzech
- konjugierenGerman
- κλίνω, κλίνομαιGreek
- conjugar, conjugadoSpanish
- pööramaEstonian
- yhdistelmä, eksplementtikulma, taivuttaa, konjugaattiFinnish
- conjuguerFrench
- co-naisgScottish Gaelic
- conxugarGalician
- היטהHebrew
- coniugareItalian
- コンジュゲートJapanese
- უღლებაGeorgian
- vervoegen, conjugerenDutch
- odmieniaćPolish
- conjugarPortuguese
- conjugaRomanian
- спрягать, спрягаться, проспрягаться, однокоренно́е сло́во, проспрягатьRussian
- böjaSwedish
- 共轭Chinese

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