Definition of Conjugate

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Conjugate Solution
Generic synonyms: Solution

2. Verb. Unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds.
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Blend, Coalesce, Combine, Commingle, Conflate, Flux, Fuse, Immix, Meld, Merge, Mix

3. Adjective. Joined together especially in a pair or pairs.
Exact synonyms: Conjugated, Coupled
Similar to: United

4. Verb. Add inflections showing person, number, gender, tense, aspect, etc.. "Conjugate the verb"
Generic synonyms: Inflect
Derivative terms: Conjugation, Conjugation, Conjugation

5. Adjective. (of a pinnate leaflet) having only one pair of leaflets.
Similar to: Compound

6. Verb. Undergo conjugation.
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Conjugation

7. Adjective. Formed by the union of two compounds. "A conjugated protein"
Exact synonyms: Conjugated
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Similar to: Bound

8. Adjective. Of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond.
Exact synonyms: Conjugated
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Similar to: Bound

Definition of Conjugate

1. a. United in pairs; yoked together; coupled.

2. n. A word agreeing in derivation with another word, and therefore generally resembling it in signification.

3. v. t. To unite in marriage; to join.

4. v. i. To unite in a kind of sexual union, as two or more cells or individuals among the more simple plants and animals.

Definition of Conjugate

1. Verb. (grammar transitive) To inflect (a verb) for each person, in order, for one or more tenses. ¹

2. Verb. (rare) To join together, unite; to juxtapose. ¹

3. Verb. (biology) To reproduce sexually as do some bacteria and algae, by exchanging or transferring DNA. ¹

4. Noun. Any entity formed by joining two or more smaller entities together. ¹

5. Noun. (mathematics) (''of a complex number'') A complex conjugate. ¹

6. Noun. (mathematics) More generally, any of a set of irrational or complex numbers that are zeros of the same polynomial with integral coefficients. ¹

7. Noun. (mathematics) An explementary angle. ¹

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Medical Definition of Conjugate

1. Paired together. 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. In mycology (the study of fungi), this refers to a dikaryon with two haploid nuclei in it. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conjugate

conjugal visitation
conjugal visitation rights
conjugal visits
conjugate acid
conjugate acid-base pair
conjugate acids
conjugate angles
conjugate base
conjugate bases
conjugate deviation of the eyes
conjugate division
conjugate foci
conjugate foramen
conjugate ligament

Literary usage of Conjugate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Collected Mathematical Papers of Arthur Cayley by Arthur Cayley (1889)
"The angles of the tetrahedron are termed the conjugate points of the system, and the faces of the tetrahedron are termed the conjugate planes of the system, ..."

2. A Treatise on the Analytic Geometry of Three Dimensions by George Salmon (1882)
"When h = 0, the axes of x and y are evidently parallel to a pair of conjugate diameters of the section by the plane of xy ; and it is otherwise evident that ..."

3. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk ( Maxwell (1873)
"If ^ and y1, and also x2 and y2, are conjugate functions of x and y, then, ... Ty For R and 0 are conjugate functions of -~ and ~ , and these are conjugate ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"30. bee« of a four-Bide are six points in involution, the projections of opposite vertices being conjugate point«. 2 79. The theory of involution may at ..."

5. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"conjugate deviation, ie, the condition in which both eyes are deviated in the same direction, is usually due to conjugate ..."

6. Algebra: An Elementary Text-book, for the Higher Classes of Secondary by George Chrystal (1904)
"Thus - 3 - 2t and - 3 + 2* are conjugate, so are - 4i and + 4i ; and, generally, ... It is obvious that a complex number and its conjugate have the same ..."

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