I. adjective Etymology: Middle English conjugat, from Latin conjugatus, past participle of conjugare to unite, from com- + jugare to join, from jugum yoke — more at yoke Date: 15th century 1. a. joined together especially in pairs ; coupled b. acting or operating as if joined 2. a. having features in common but opposite or inverse in some particular b. relating to or being conjugate complex numbers <
complex roots occurring in conjugate pairs
3. of an acid or base related by the difference of a proton <
the acid NH4+ and the base NH3 are conjugate to each other
4. having the same derivation and therefore usually some likeness in meaning <
conjugate words
5. of two leaves of a book forming a single piece • conjugately adverbconjugateness noun II. verb (-gated; -gating) Date: 1530 transitive verb 1. to give in prescribed order the various inflectional forms of — used especially of a verb 2. to join together intransitive verb 1. to become joined together 2. a. to pair and fuse in conjugation b. to pair in synapsis III. noun Date: circa 1586 1. something conjugate ; a product of conjugating 2. conjugate complex number 3. an element of a mathematical group that is equal to a given element of the group multiplied on the right by another element and on the left by the inverse of the latter element

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  • Conjugate — Con ju*gate, a. [L. conjugatus, p. p. or conjugare to unite; con + jugare to join, yoke, marry, jugum yoke; akin to jungere to join. See {Join}.] 1. United in pairs; yoked together; coupled. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) In single pairs; coupled.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conjugate — diameter; = true conjugate; n. the distance between the front and rear of the pelvis measured from the most prominent part of the sacrum to the back of the pubic symphysis. Since the true conjugate cannot normally be measured during life it is… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • conjugate — [kän′jə gət; ] also, and for v.always [, kän′jəgāt΄] adj. [ME conjugat < L conjugatus, pp. of conjugare, to join together < com , together + jugare, to join < jugum,YOKE] 1. joined together, esp. in a pair; coupled 2. Bot. BIJUGATE 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • conjugate — CONJUGÁTE s.f. pl. Ordin de alge verzi unicelulare sau pluricelulare filamentoase, care nu produc niciodată spori, reproducându se prin conjugare (3) [în DN]; (la sg.) algă din acest ordin. [< fr. conjuguées]. Trimis de LauraGellner,… …   Dicționar Român

  • conjugate — ► VERB 1) give the different forms of (a verb). 2) (of bacteria or unicellular organisms) become temporarily united in order to exchange genetic material. ► ADJECTIVE 1) technical joined or related as a pair. 2) Biology (of gametes) fused. ► NOUN …   English terms dictionary

  • Conjugate — Con ju*gate, n. [L. conjugatum a combining, etymological relationship.] 1. A word agreeing in derivation with another word, and therefore generally resembling it in signification. [1913 Webster] We have learned, in logic, that conjugates are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conjugate — Con ju*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conjugated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conjugating}.] 1. To unite in marriage; to join. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) To inflect (a verb), or give in order the forms which it assumes in its several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conjugate — Con ju*gate, v. i. (Biol.) To unite in a kind of sexual union, as two or more cells or individuals among the more simple plants and animals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conjugate — index coadunate, cohabit, compound, interrelated, joint Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • conjugate — (v.) 1520s, in grammatical sense; 1560s in lit. sense, from L. conjugatus, pp. of conjugare to yoke together (see CONJUGAL (Cf. conjugal)). Earlier as an adjective (late 15c.). Related: Conjugated; conjugating …   Etymology dictionary

  • conjugate — 1. Joined or paired. SYN: conjugated. 2. C. diameters of the pelvis. The distance between any two specified points on the periphery of the pelvic canal. [L. conjugatus, joined together. See conjugata] anatomical c. [TA] measure of pelvic …   Medical dictionary

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