conjugation

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noun con·ju·ga·tion \ˌkän-jə-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of conjugation

  1. 1 a :  a schematic arrangement of the inflectional forms of a verb b :  verb inflection c :  a class of verbs having the same type of inflectional forms <the weak conjugation> d :  a set of the simple or derivative inflectional forms of a verb especially in Sanskrit or the Semitic languages <the causative conjugation>

  2. 2 :  the act of conjugating :  the state of being conjugated

  3. 3 a :  fusion of usually similar gametes with ultimate union of their nuclei and sexual reproduction that occurs in most fungi and in some algae (as green algae) b :  temporary cytoplasmic union with exchange of nuclear material that is the usual sexual process in ciliated protozoans c :  the one-way transfer of DNA between bacteria in cellular contact

conjugational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

conjugationally

adverb

Examples of conjugation in a sentence

  1. a lesson on French verb conjugation

15th Century

First Known Use of conjugation

15th century


CONJUGATION Defined for English Language Learners

conjugation

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noun con·ju·ga·tion \ˌkän-jə-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of conjugation for English Language Learners

  • : the way a verb changes form to show number, person, tense, etc. : the way a verb is conjugated

  • : a group of verbs that change in the same way to show number, person, tense, etc. : a set of verbs that are conjugated in the same way


Medical Dictionary

conjugation

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noun con·ju·ga·tion \ˌkän-jə-ˈgā-shən\

Medical Definition of conjugation

  1. 1:  the act of conjugating :  the state of being conjugated

  2. 2a:  fusion of usually similar gametes with ultimate union of their nuclei that occurs in most fungi and in some algae (as green algae)b:  temporary cytoplasmic union with exchange of nuclear material that is the usual sexual process in ciliated protozoansc:  the one-way transfer of DNA between bacteria in cellular contact

conjugational

\-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective


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