conjugate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (v.kon'ju-gāt"adj., n.kon'ju-git, -gāt"), [key]
— v., adj., n. -gat•ed, -gat•ing,
- One conjugates the present tense of the verb “be” as “I am, you are, he is, we are, you are, they are.”
- to inflect (a verb).
- to recite or display all or some subsets of the inflected forms of (a verb), in a fixed order:One conjugates the present tense of the verb “be” as “I am, you are, he is, we are, you are, they are.”
- to join together, esp. in marriage.
- to unite; to undergo conjugation.
- to be characterized by conjugation:esse does not conjugate in the passive voice. The Latin verb
- joined together, esp. in a pair or pairs; coupled.
- (of a pinnate leaf&hasp;) having only one pair of leaflets.
- (of words) having a common derivation.
- (of two leaves in a book) forming one sheet.
- (of two points, lines, etc.) so related as to be interchangeable in the enunciation of certain properties.
- (of an element) so related to a second element of a group that there exists a third element of the group that, multiplying one element on the right and the other element on the left, results in equal elements.
- (of two complex numbers) differing only in the sign of the imaginary part.
- of or noting two or more liquids in equilibrium with one another.
- (of an acid and a base) related by the loss or gain of a proton:NH3 is a base conjugate to NH4⫀. NH4⫀ is an acid conjugate to NH3.
- Also,con&prim;ju&syl;gat&sec;ed.(of an organic compound) containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond.
- one of a group of conjugate words.
- either of two conjugate points, lines, etc.
- Also calledcon&prim;jugate com&prim;plex num&prim;ber.either of a pair of complex numbers of the type a + bi and a − bi, where a and b are real numbers and i is imaginary.
- conjugate (Thesaurus)