- a conjugating or being conjugated; union
- Biol. any of various types of sexual reproduction in which certain algae, fungi, etc. exchange genetic material
- a methodical presentation or arrangement of the inflectional forms of a verb; paradigm
- the act or process of producing such an arrangement or paradigm
- a class of verbs with similar inflectional forms
Origin of conjugationMiddle English conjugacion from Classical Latin conjugatio
- a. The act of conjugating.b. The state of being conjugated.
- Grammar a. The inflection of a particular verb.b. A presentation of the complete set of inflected forms of a verb.c. A class of verbs having similar inflected forms.
- Biology a. The temporary union of two bacterial cells during which one cell transfers part or all of its genome to the other.b. A process of sexual reproduction in which ciliate protozoans of the same species temporarily couple and exchange genetic material.c. 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.
- The coming together of things.
- (biology) The temporary fusion of organisms, especially as part of sexual reproduction
- Sexual relations within marriage
- (grammar) In some languages, one of several classifications of verbs according to what inflections they take.
- (grammar) The act of conjugating a verb.
- (grammar) The conjugated forms of a verb.
- (chemistry) A system of delocalized orbitals consisting of alternating single bonds and double bonds
- (mathematics) A mapping sending x to gxg-1, where g and x are elements of a group; inner automorphism
- (mathematics) A function which negates the non-real part of a complex or hypercomplex number; complex conjugation