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Definitions for conjugation
ˌkɒn dʒəˈgeɪ ʃəncon·ju·ga·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. junction, conjunction, conjugation, colligationnoun

    the state of being joined together

  2. conjugationnoun

    the inflection of verbs

  3. conjugationnoun

    the complete set of inflected forms of a verb

  4. conjugationnoun

    a class of verbs having the same inflectional forms

  5. coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual unionnoun

    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, jointurenoun

    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. conjugationnoun

    The coming together of things.

  2. conjugationnoun

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

  3. conjugationnoun

    Sexual relations within marriage

  4. conjugationnoun

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

  5. conjugationnoun

    The act of conjugating a verb.

  6. conjugationnoun

    The conjugated forms of a verb.

  7. conjugationnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conjugationnoun

    Etymology: conjugatio, Latin.

    The heart is so far from affording nerves unto other parts, that it receiveth very few itself from the sixth conjugation or pair of nerves. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iv. c. 4.

    All the various mixtures and conjugations of atoms do beget nothing. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    Have those who have writ so much about declensions and conjugations, about concords and syntaxes, lost their labour, and been learned to no purpose? John Locke.

    The supper of the Lord is the most sacred, mysterious, and useful conjugation of secret and holy things and duties. Taylor.


  1. conjugation

    Conjugation is a grammatical process in which a verb is altered from its base form to reflect various factors including tense, mood, person, number, voice, aspect, or gender. It can also refer to a form of genetic interaction where a segment of genetic material is transferred from one cell to another. It is also used in certain scientific or mathematical concepts where elements are combined or related in a specific way. Essentially, it refers to a process or action of joining or merging in some way.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conjugationnoun

    the act of uniting or combining; union; assemblage

  2. Conjugationnoun

    two things conjoined; a pair; a couple

  3. Conjugationnoun

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

  4. Conjugationnoun

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

  5. Conjugationnoun

    a class of verbs conjugated in the same manner

  6. Conjugationnoun

    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

  7. Etymology: [L. conjugatio conjugation (in senses 1 & 3).]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conjugation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conjugation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    • A. squashy
    • B. greedy
    • C. hatched
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