Definition of conjugate
(Entry 1 of 3)
1a
: joined together especially in pairs : coupled
a conjugate relationship
b
: acting or operating as if joined
2a
: 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
conjugate
verb
conjugated; conjugating
Definition of conjugate (Entry 2 of 3)
1
: to give in prescribed order the various inflectional forms of
—used especially of a verb
2
: to join together
1
: to become joined together
2a
: to pair and fuse in conjugation (see conjugation sense 3a)
b
: to pair in synapsis
conjugate
nounDefinition of conjugate (Entry 3 of 3)
1
: something conjugate : a product of conjugating
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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