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 conjugated
All are conjugated by the three conjugations according to the way in which their roots terminate.Diego Collado's Grammar of the Japanese Language|Diego Collado
In the Spanish Romany the verbs are all conjugated on the model of the first conjugation of the Castilian verbs.Carmen|Prosper Merimee
The multitude of whisky shops induces the belief that the verb 'to soldier' is conjugated in all its moods and tenses.Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life|Thomas Wallace Knox
These three tenses, the habitual past, the imperative and the future, are conjugated as follows.
Verbs are conjugated with the assistance of particles, which designate tense and person.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3|Hubert Howe Bancroft
British Dictionary definitions for conjugated (1 of 2)
- (of a molecule, compound, or substance) containing two or more double bonds alternating with single bonds
- (of a double bond) separated from another double bond by one single bond
British Dictionary definitions for conjugated (2 of 2)
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 conjugated
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.