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Meaning of COGNATE

Pronunciation:  'kâgneyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language
  2. [n]  one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another
  3. [adj]  related by blood
  4. [adj]  (linguistics) having the same ancestral language; "cognate languages"
  5. [adj]  related in nature; "connate qualities"

COGNATE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: akin(p), blood relation, blood relative, blood-related, cognate word, connate, consanguine, consanguineous, kin(p), related, related to, sib
 See Also: relation, relative, word



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cog"nate\, a. [L. cognatus; co- + gnatus, natus, p. p.
    of nasci, anciently gnasci, to be born. See {Nation}, and cf.
    1. Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically (Law),
       related on the mother's side.
    2. Of the same or a similar nature; of the same family;
       proceeding from the same stock or root; allied; kindred;
       as, a cognate language.
  2. \Cog"nate\, n.
    1. (Law) One who is related to another on the female side.
    2. One of a number of things allied in origin or nature; as,
       certain letters are cognates.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: In biochemistry, this term refers to two biomolecules that typically interact (e.g., a receptor and its ligand).
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