verb (used with object), con·ju·gat·ed, con·ju·gat·ing.
- 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.”
verb (used without object), con·ju·gat·ed, con·ju·gat·ing.
- (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·ju·gat·ed. (of an organic compound) containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond.
- either of two conjugate points, lines, etc.
- Also called complex conjugate, conjugate complex number. 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.
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Example sentences from the Web for conjugate
By far the most important of the conjugate sulphates and representative of the group is potassium indoxyl sulphate.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
I had an old maid English teacher when I was a boy who made us conjugate to like instead of the more intimate and tender word.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek|George W. Ogden
When at last I dozed, in sheer exhaustion of mind and body, it became a vast shadowy verb which I had to conjugate.Great Expectations|Charles Dickens
I warrant we shall smile some day at our present desperate straits, and meanwhile "to wait" is the verb we must conjugate.'A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
When two ciliated infusoria conjugate they place themselves side by side, and connect for a time by means of a bridge of plasm.The Wonders of Life|Ernst Haeckel
British Dictionary definitions for conjugate
adjective (ˈkɒndʒʊɡɪt, -ˌɡeɪt)
- (of two angles) having a sum of 360°
- (of two complex numbers) differing only in the sign of the imaginary part as 4 + 3i and 4 – 3i
- (of two algebraic numbers) being roots of the same irreducible algebraic equation with rational coefficients3 ± 2 √2 are conjugate algebraic numbers, being roots of x² – 6 x + 1
- (of two elements of a square matrix) interchanged when the rows and columns are interchanged
- (of two arcs) forming a complete circle or other closed curved figure
- joined by a reciprocal relationship, such as in the case of two quantities, points, etc, that are interchangeable with respect to the properties of each of them
- (of points connected with a lens) having the property that an object placed at one point will produce an image at the other point