Meaning of CONJUGATE in English


[con.ju.gate] adj [ME conjugat, fr. L conjugatus, pp. of conjugare to unite, fr. com- + jugare to join, fr. jugum yoke--more at yoke] (15c) 1 a: joined together esp. 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 ~ pairs" 3 of an acid or base: related by the difference of a proton

4: having the same derivation and therefore usu. some likeness in meaning "~ words"

5. of two leaves of a book: forming a single piece -- adv -- con.ju.gate.ness n

[2]con.ju.gate vb -gat.ed ; vt (1530) 1: to give in prescribed order the various inflectional forms of--used esp. of a verb

2: to join together ~ vi 1: to become joined together

2. a: to pair and fuse in conjugation b: to pair in synapsis [3]conjugate n (ca. 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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