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Definitions of Conjugation

Pronunciation : Con`ju*ga"tion
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [L. conjugatio conjugation (in senses 1 & 3).]
Definition : 1. the act of uniting or combining; union; assemblage. [Obs.] Mixtures and conjugations of atoms. Bentley.

2. Two things conjoined; a pair; a couple. [Obs.] The sixth conjugations or pair of nerves. Sir T. Browne.

3. (Gram.) (a) The act of conjugating a verb or giving in order its various parts and inflections. (b) A scheme in which are arranged all the parts of a verb. (c) A class of verbs conjugated in the same manner.

4. (Biol.)

Defn: A kind of sexual union; -- applied to a blending of the contents of two or more cells or individuals in some plants and lower animals, by which new spores or germs are developed.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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