from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of conjugating.
- n. The state of being conjugated.
- n. Grammar The inflection of a particular verb.
- n. Grammar A presentation of the complete set of inflected forms of a verb.
- n. Grammar A class of verbs having similar inflected forms.
- n. Biology The temporary union of two bacterial cells during which one cell transfers part or all of its genome to the other.
- n. Biology A process of sexual reproduction in which ciliate protozoans of the same species temporarily couple and exchange genetic material.
- n. Biology A process of sexual reproduction in certain algae and fungi in which temporary or permanent fusion occurs, resulting in the union of the male and female gametes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The coming together of things.
- n. The temporary fusion of organisms, especially as part of sexual reproduction
- n. Sexual relations within marriage
- n. In some languages, one of several classifications of verbs according to what inflections they take.
- n. The act of conjugating a verb.
- n. The conjugated forms of a verb.
- n. A system of delocalized orbitals consisting of alternating single bonds and double bonds
- n. A mapping sending x to gxg-1, where g and x are elements of a group; inner automorphism
- n. A function which negates the non-real part of a complex or hypercomplex number; complex conjugation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the act of uniting or combining; union; assemblage.
- n. Two things conjoined; a pair; a couple.
- n. The act of conjugating a verb or giving in order its various parts and inflections.
- n. A scheme in which are arranged all the parts of a verb.
- n. A class of verbs conjugated in the same manner.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of uniting or combining; a coming together; union; conjunction; assemblage.
- n. Ingrammar: The inflection of a verb in its different forms, as voices, moods, tenses, numbers, and persons; a connected scheme of all the derivative forms of a verb.
- n. A class of verbs similarly conjugated: as, Latin verbs of the third conjugation.
- n. In Hebrew and other Semitic languages, one of several groups of inflections normally formed from the same verb, and expressing a modification of meaning analogous to that found in certain classes of derivative verbs in Indo-European languages, or to the voices of these.
- n. A union or coupling; a combination of two or more individuals. [Obsolete except in specific use. See 4.]
- n. In biol, a union of two distinct cells for reproduction; a temporary or permanent growing together of two or more individuals or cells, with fusion of their plasmodic substance, as a means of reproduction by germs or spores, or a means of renewing individual capacity to multiply by fission.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being joined together
- n. a class of verbs having the same inflectional forms
- n. the inflection of verbs
- n. the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
- n. the complete set of inflected forms of a verb
- n. the act of making or becoming a single unit
From Latin coniugātiō ("combining, connecting; conjugation"), from coniugō ("join, unite together"), from con- ("with") + iugō ("join, bind, connect"). (Wiktionary)