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Conjugate Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    conjugate adj
  1. joined together especially in a pair or pairs [syn: conjugated, coupled]
  2. of a pinnate leaflet; having only one pair of leaflets
  3. formed by the union of two compounds; "a conjugated protein" [syn: conjugated]
  4. of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond [syn: conjugated] n : 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 [syn: conjugate solution] v
  5. unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
  6. add inflections showing person, number, gender, tense, aspect, etc.; "conjugate the verb"
  7. undergo conjugation
Conjugate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Conjugate \Con"ju*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conjugated; p. pr. & vb. n. Conjugating.]
  1. To unite in marriage; to join. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton.
  2. (Gram.) To inflect (a verb), or give in order the forms which it assumed in its several voices, moods, tenses, numbers, and persons.
Conjugate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Conjugate \Con"ju*gate\, v. i. (Biol.) To unite in a kind of sexual union, as two or more cells or individuals among the more simple plants and animals.
Conjugate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Conjugate \Con`ju*gate\, n. [L. conjugatum a combining, etymological relationship.]
  1. A word agreeing in derivation with another word, and therefore generally resembling it in signification. We have learned, in logic, that conjugates are sometimes in name only, and not in deed. --Abp. Bramhall.
  2. (Chem.) A complex radical supposed to act the part of a single radical. [R.]
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  • Complex conjugate: In mathematics , complex conjugates are a pair of complex number s, both having the same real part, but with imaginary parts of equal ...
  • Conjugated system: In chemistry , a conjugated system is a system of connected p-orbital s with delocalized electrons in compounds with alternating single ...
  • Conjugate transpose: In mathematics , the conjugate transpose, Hermitian transpose, Hermitian conjugate, or adjoint matrix of an m-by- n matrix A with complex ...
  • Conjugate prior: distribution p(θ), the prior and posterior are then called conjugate distributions, and the prior is called a conjugate prior for the likelihood. ...
  • Conjugate element (field theory): In mathematics , in particular field theory , the conjugate elements of an algebraic element α, over a field K, are the (other) roots of ...
  • Conjugate variables: Conjugate variables are pair of variables mathematically defined in such a way that they become Fourier transform duals of one-another or ...
  • Conjugate variables (thermodynamics): In thermodynamics , the internal energy of a system is expressed in terms of pairs of conjugate variables such as temperature/entropy or ...

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