Definitions for: Conjugation


[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] a class of verbs having the same inflectional forms
[n] the complete set of inflected forms of a verb
[n] the inflection of verbs
[n] the state of being joined together



Webster (1913) Definition: Con`ju*ga"tion, n. [L. conjugatio conjugation (in
senses 1 & 3).]
1. the act of uniting or combining; union; assemblage. [Obs.]

Mixtures and conjugations of atoms. --Bentley.

2. Two things conjoined; a pair; a couple. [Obs.]

The sixth conjugations or pair of nerves. --Sir T.
Browne.

3. (Gram.)
(a) The act of conjugating a verb or giving in order its
various parts and inflections.
(b) A scheme in which are arranged all the parts of a
verb.
(c) A class of verbs conjugated in the same manner.

4. (Biol.) 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.

Synonyms: colligation, conjunction, coupling, jointure, junction, mating, pairing, sexual union, unification, union, uniting

Antonyms: disunion

See Also: anastomosis, assortative mating, category, class, coalescence, coalescency, coalition, combination, combining, compounding, concretion, conglutination, cross, crossbreeding, crossing, disassortative mating, family, hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, inbreeding, inflection, inflexion, inosculation, interbreeding, reunification, reunion, service, servicing, set, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice, synapse, tribalisation, tribalization, umbrella, unification, union, verb

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