Meaning of CONJUGATE in English



Pronunciation: ' kän-ji-g ə t, -j ə - ˌ g ā t

Function: 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 NH 4 + and the base NH 3 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

– con · ju · gate · ly adverb

– con · ju · gate · ness noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.