Definition of Conjugation

1. Noun. The state of being joined together.

Exact synonyms: Colligation, Conjunction, Junction
Specialized synonyms: Anastomosis, Inosculation, Synapse
Generic synonyms: Unification, Union
Derivative terms: Colligate

2. Noun. The inflection of verbs.
Member holonyms: Verb
Generic synonyms: Inflection, Inflexion
Derivative terms: Conjugate

3. Noun. The complete set of inflected forms of a verb.
Generic synonyms: Set
Derivative terms: Conjugate

4. Noun. A class of verbs having the same inflectional forms.
Generic synonyms: Category, Class, Family
Derivative terms: Conjugate

5. Noun. The act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes. "The mating of some species occurs only in the spring"

6. Noun. The act of making or becoming a single unit. "He looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"

Definition of Conjugation

1. n. the act of uniting or combining; union; assemblage.

Definition of Conjugation

1. Noun. The coming together of things. ¹

2. Noun. (biology) The temporary fusion of organisms, especially as part of sexual reproduction ¹

3. Noun. Sexual relations within marriage ¹

4. Noun. (grammar) In some languages, one of several classifications of verbs according to what inflections they take. ¹

5. Noun. (grammar) The act of conjugating a verb. ¹

6. Noun. (grammar) The conjugated forms of a verb. ¹

7. Noun. (chemistry) A system of delocalized orbitals consisting of alternating single bonds and double bonds ¹

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Definition of Conjugation

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Medical Definition of Conjugation

1. 1. The act of joining together or the state of being conjugated. 2. A sexual process seen in bacteria, ciliate protozoa and certain fungi in which nuclear material is exchanged during the temporary fusion of two cells (conjugants). In bacterial genetics a form of sexual reproduction in which a donor bacterium (male) contributes some or all, of its DNA (in the form of a replicated set) to a recipient (female) which then incorporates differing genetic information into its own chromosome by recombination and passes the recombined set on to its progeny by replication. In ciliate protozoa, two conjugants of separate mating types exchange micronuclear material and then separate, each now being a fertilized cell. In certain fungi, the process involves fusion of two gametes, resulting in union of their nuclei and formation of a zygote. 3. The joining together of two compounds to produce another compound, such as the combination of a toxic product with some substance in the body to form a detoxified product, which is then eliminated. Origin: L. Conjugatio = a blending This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conjugation

conjugate redox pair
conjugate solution
conjugated antigen
conjugated bilirubin
conjugated compound
conjugated double bonds
conjugated hapten
conjugated oestrogen
conjugated protein
conjugative plasmid

Literary usage of Conjugation

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1. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1892)
"I. A, usually LONG in the increments of conjugation, is SHORT in the first ... Ч. In the first increment of the Present and Imperfect of conjugation III. ..."

2. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"conjugation of Strong Verbs in Compounds. Strong verbs when compounded directly ... For conjugation see 177. III. aa The obsolete reflexive sich gehaben to ..."

3. The Morphology of the Hupa Language by Pliny Earle Goddard (1905)
"PAGE conjugations (based on syllable preceding the root) 95 Class I 96 conjugation IA 96 conjugation IB 104 conjugation le 109 conjugation ID 112 ..."

4. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1857)
"ENGLISH conjugation. THE conjugation of a verb includes all the changes which it undergoes to ... conjugation I. This conjugation includes verbs which have, ..."

5. A Grammar of the French Language: With Practical Exercises by Nicolas Wanostrocht, Wailly (Noël Franc̦ois) (1831)
"229 Continuation of the Irregular Verbs of the Second conjugation 236 Exercises on the preceding Irregular Verbs .... 241 Continuation of the Irregular ..."

6. The Sounds and Inflections of the Greek Dialects: Ionic by Herbert Weir Smyth (1894)
"Ml conjugation. In the following §§ attention is directed chiefly to the substitution of the «о inflection for that in щ. This substitution does not occur ..."

7. A Sanskrit Primer: Based on the Leitfaden Für Den Elementar-cursus Des by Edward Delavan Perry, Georg Bühler (1913)
"For a comprehensive view of the ways of forming the present- stems of verbs following this general conjugation, see Introduction, ..."

8. American Journal of Education (1857)
"ENGLISH conjugation. THE conjugation of a verb includes all the changes which it undergoes to ... conjugation I. This conjugation includes verbs which have, ..."

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