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Meaning of CONJUGATE

Pronunciation:  [n]'kânju`git, [v]'kânju`geyt, 'kânjigut

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a mixture of two partially miscible liquids A and B produces two conjugate solutions: one of A in B and another of B in A
  2. [adj]  (chemistry) of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond
  3. [adj]  (chemistry) formed by the union of two compounds; "a conjugated protein"
  4. [adj]  of a pinnate leaflet; having only one pair of leaflets
  5. [adj]  joined together especially in a pair or pairs
  6. [v]  unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
  7. [v]  undergo conjugation, in biology
  8. [v]  add inflections showing person, number, gender, tense, aspect, etc.; "conjugate the verb"

CONJUGATE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bound, compound, conjugate solution, conjugated, coupled, united
 See Also: blend, change, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, inflect, meld, merge, mix, solution



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con"ju*gate\, a. [L. conjugatus, p. p. or conjugare
    to unite; con- + jugare to join, yoke, marry, jugum yoke;
    akin to jungere to join. See {Join}.]
    1. United in pairs; yoked together; coupled.
    2. (Bot.) In single pairs; coupled.
    3. (Chem.) Containing two or more radicals supposed to act
       the part of a single one. [R.]
    4. (Gram.) Agreeing in derivation and radical signification;
       -- said of words.
    5. (Math.) Presenting themselves simultaneously and having
       reciprocal properties; -- frequently used in pure and
       applied mathematics with reference to two quantities,
       points, lines, axes, curves, etc.
    {Conjugate axis of a hyperbola} (Math.), the line through the
       center of the curve, perpendicular to the line through the
       two foci.
    {Conjugate diameters} (Conic Sections), two diameters of an
       ellipse or hyperbola such that each bisects all chords
       drawn parallel to the other.
    {Conjugate focus} (Opt.) See under {Focus}.
    {Conjugate mirrors} (Optics), two mirrors so placed that rays
       from the focus of one are received at the focus of the
       other, especially two concave mirrors so placed that rays
       proceeding from the principal focus of one and reflected
       in a parallel beam are received upon the other and brought
       to the principal focus.
    {Conjugate point} (Geom.), an acnode. See {Acnode}, and
       {Double point}.
    {Self-conjugate triangle} (Conic Sections), a triangle each
       of whose vertices is the pole of the opposite side with
       reference to a conic.
  2. \Con`ju*gate\, n. [L. conjugatum a combining,
    etymological relationship.]
    1. A word agreeing in derivation with another word, and
       therefore generally resembling it in signification.
             We have learned, in logic, that conjugates are
             sometimes in name only, and not in deed. --Abp.
    2. (Chem.) A complex radical supposed to act the part of a
       single radical. [R.]
  3. \Con"ju*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conjugated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Conjugating}.]
    1. To unite in marriage; to join. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton.
    2. (Gram.) To inflect (a verb), or give in order the forms
       which it assumed in its several voices, moods, tenses,
       numbers, and persons.
  4. \Con"ju*gate\, v. i. (Biol.)
    To unite in a kind of sexual union, as two or more cells or
    individuals among the more simple plants and animals.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Paired together.
  1. In chemistry, this refers to an acid and a base which can convert to each other by the gain or loss of a proton (a hydrogen nucleus), which together are called a "conjugate acid-base pair." It can also refer to two liquids in equilibrium with each other.
  2. In mycology (the study of fungi), this refers to a dikaryon with two haploid nuclei in it.
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