from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Grammar To inflect (a verb) in its forms for distinctions such as number, person, voice, mood, and tense.
- transitive v. To join together.
- intransitive v. Biology To undergo conjugation.
- intransitive v. Grammar To be inflected.
- adj. Joined together, especially in a pair or pairs; coupled.
- adj. Mathematics & Physics Inversely or oppositely related with respect to one of a group of otherwise identical properties, especially designating either or both of a pair of complex numbers differing only in the sign of the imaginary term.
- adj. Chemistry Relating to an acid and a base that are related by the difference of a proton.
- adj. Linguistics Derived from a common source, such as the words foul and filth.
- n. Mathematics & Physics Any of a set of numbers that satisfy the same irreducible polynomial.
- n. Chemistry A chemical compound that has been formed by the joining of two or more compounds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To inflect (a verb) for each person, in order, for one or more tenses.
- v. To join together, unite; to juxtapose.
- v. To reproduce sexually as do some bacteria and algae, by exchanging or transferring DNA.
- n. Any entity formed by joining two or more smaller entities together.
- n. (of a complex number) A complex conjugate.
- n. More generally, any of a set of irrational or complex numbers that are zeros of the same polynomial with integral coefficients.
- n. An explementary angle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. United in pairs; yoked together; coupled.
- adj. In single pairs; coupled.
- adj. Containing two or more compounds or radicals supposed to act the part of a single one.
- adj. Agreeing in derivation and radical signification; -- said of words.
- 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.
- n. A word agreeing in derivation with another word, and therefore generally resembling it in signification.
- n. A complex compound formed from the non-covalent union of two other comounds, behaving as a single compound.
- transitive v. To unite in marriage; to join.
- transitive v. To inflect (a verb), or give in order the forms which it assumes in its several voices, moods, tenses, numbers, and persons.
- intransitive v. To unite in a kind of sexual union, as two or more cells or individuals among the more simple plants and animals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To join together; specifically, to join in marriage; unite by marriage.
- In grammar, to inflect (a verb) through all its various forms, as voices, moods, tenses, numbers, and persons, or so many of them as there, may be.
- In biology, to perform the act of conjugation; specifically, in botany, to unite and form a zygospore.
- United in pairs; joined together; coupled.
- In botany, applied to a pinnate leaf which has only one pair of leaflets.
- In chem., containing two or more radicals acting the part of a single one.
- In grammar and rhetoric, kindred in meaning as having a common derivation; paronymous: an epithet sometimes applied to words immediately derived from the same primitive.
- In mathematics, applied to two points, lines, etc., when they are considered together, with regard to any property, in such a manner that they may be interchanged without altering the way of enunciating the property—that is, when they are in a reciprocal or equiparant relation to one another.
- n. In gram, and rhetoric, one of a group of words having the same immediate derivation, and therefore presumably related in meaning; a paronym.
- n. In chem., a subordinate radical associated with another, along with which it acts as a single radical.
- n. A conjugate axis.
- In gearing, said of tooth-profiles when they are of such a form that one will drive the other with a constant velocity-ratio, that is, when the ratio of the angular velocity of the driver to that of the driven is constant.
- United by a transverse furrow, as the paired ambulacral pores of the echinoids.
- n. Of a point O with respect to the triangle ABC, a point O′ such that on it are copunctal AX′ , BY′ , CZ′ when X′ , Y′ , Z′ are the isotomic conjugates, with respect to the sides, of X, Y, Z the points where transversals from A, B, C through O meet the sides.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a pinnate leaflet) having only one pair of leaflets
- v. undergo conjugation
- adj. of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond
- adj. joined together especially in a pair or pairs
- adj. formed by the union of two compounds
- n. 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
- v. add inflections showing person, number, gender, tense, aspect, etc.
- v. unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
Latin coniugāre, coniugāt-, to join together : com-, com- + iugāre, to join (from iugum, yoke).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the participle stem of Latin conjugāre ("to yoke together"), from con- + jugāre. (Wiktionary)