conjugate

Pronunciation

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Pronunciation

- (
*British*) IPA: /ˈkɒndʒəɡeɪt/

**conjugate** (conjugates, *present participle* conjugating; *past and past participle* conjugated)

- (
*grammar, transitive*) To inflect (a verb) for each person, in order, for one or more tenses.*In English, the verb 'to be' is***conjugated**as follows: 'I am', 'you are', 'he/she/it is', 'we are', 'you are', 'they are'.

- (
*mathematics*) To multiply on the left by one element and on the right by its inverse. - (
*rare*) To join together, unite; to juxtapose.**2002**, Colin Jones (historian),*The Great Nation*, Penguin 2003, p. 55:- The effects of hunger were often
**conjugated**with epidemic disease.

- The effects of hunger were often

- (
*biology, of bacteria and algae*) To temporarily fuse, exchanging or transferring DNA.

- French: conjuguer
- German: konjugieren
- Italian: coniugare
- Portuguese: conjugar
- Russian: спряга́ть
- Spanish: conjugar

**conjugate** (*plural* conjugates)

- Any entity formed by joining two or more smaller entities together.
- (
*algebra, of a complex number*) A complex conjugate. - (
*algebra*) More generally, any of a set of irrational or complex numbers that are zeros of the same polynomial with integral coefficients. - (
*algebra, field theory, of an element of an extension field*) Given a field extension*L*/*K*and an element α ∈*L*, any other element β ∈*L*that is another root of the minimal polynomial of α over*K*. - (
*mathematics*) An explementary angle. - (
*grammar*) A word agreeing in derivation with another word, and therefore generally resembling it in meaning.**17th c**, John Bramhall,- We have learned in logic, that
**conjugates**are sometimes in name only, and not in deed.

- We have learned in logic, that

- (
*immunology*) A weak and a strong antigen covalently linked together

- Portuguese: conjugado
- Russian: объедине́ние

**conjugate** (*not comparable*)

- United in pairs; yoked together; coupled.
- (
*botany*) In single pairs; coupled. - (
*chemistry*) Containing two or more radicals supposed to act the part of a single one. - (
*grammar*) Agreeing in derivation and radical signification; said of words. - (
*math*) Presenting themselves simultaneously and having reciprocal properties; said of quantities, points, lines, axes, curves, etc.

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