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.
Origin of conjugate
Examples 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
"Conjugate 'do haff' in der sentence, 'I haff a golt mine," the professor ordered.Toaster's Handbook|Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
Maddy knew well what "conjugate" meant, but that verb Amo, what could it mean?Aikenside|Mary J. Holmes
Let ee be its long, or transverse, diameter, and db its short or conjugate diameter.The Theory and Practice of Perspective|George Adolphus Storey
The verb "to steal" was the only one that a successful dramatic author appeared to be required to conjugate.
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
Word Origin for conjugate
Word Origin and History for conjugate
1520s, in grammatical sense; 1560s in literal sense, from Latin coniugatus, past participle of coniugare "to yoke together" (see conjugal). Earlier as an adjective (late 15c.). Related: Conjugated; conjugating.