- the inflection of verbs.
- the whole set of inflected forms of a verb or the recital or display thereof in a fixed order: The conjugation of the Latin verb amo begins amō, amas, amat.
- a class of verbs having similar sets of inflected forms: the Latin second conjugation.
- the reproductive process in ciliate protozoans in which two organisms of different mating types exchange nuclear material through a temporary area of fusion.
- temporary union or permanent fusion as a form of sexual reproduction in certain algae and fungi, the male gametes of one organism uniting with female gametes of the other.
- a temporary union of two bacteria, in Escherichia and related groups, in which genetic material is transferred by migration of a plasmid, either solitary or as part of a chromosome, from one bacterium, the donor, to the other, the recipient; sometimes also including the transfer of resistance to antibiotics.
Origin of conjugation
Examples from the Web for conjugation
Historical Examples of conjugation
Conjugation takes place in a different manner in different cases.
These people have no idea of germinal cells or their conjugation.
But I am aware that some cases of conjugation are opposed to any such views.
The other tenses are conjugated, as is ari,u, in the second conjugation.
It is added to the roots of verbs and conjugated in the third conjugation.
- inflection of a verb for person, number, tense, voice, mood, etc
- the complete set of the inflections of a given verb
mid-15c., from Latin conjugationem (nominative conjugatio) "a combining, connecting," noun of action from conjugare "to join together" (see conjugal). Grammatical sense is 1520s.