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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conjugate  \Con"ju*gate\,  a.  [L.  conjugatus  p.  p.  or  conjugare 
  to  unite;  con-  +  jugare  to  join  yoke,  marry,  jugum  yoke; 
  akin  to  jungere  to  join  See  {Join}.] 
  1.  United  in  pairs;  yoked  together;  coupled. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  In  single  pairs;  coupled. 
 
  3.  (Chem.)  Containing  two  or  more  radicals  supposed  to  act 
  the  part  of  a  single  one  [R.] 
 
  4.  (Gram.)  Agreeing  in  derivation  and  radical  signification; 
  --  said  of  words 
 
  5.  (Math.)  Presenting  themselves  simultaneously  and  having 
  reciprocal  properties;  --  frequently  used  in  pure  and 
  applied  mathematics  with  reference  to  two  quantities, 
  points,  lines,  axes,  curves,  etc 
 
  {Conjugate  axis  of  a  hyperbola}  (Math.),  the  line  through  the 
  center  of  the  curve,  perpendicular  to  the  line  through  the 
  two  foci. 
 
  {Conjugate  diameters}  (Conic  Sections),  two  diameters  of  an 
  ellipse  or  hyperbola  such  that  each  bisects  all  chords 
  drawn  parallel  to  the  other 
 
  {Conjugate  focus}  (Opt.)  See  under  {Focus}. 
 
  {Conjugate  mirrors}  (Optics),  two  mirrors  so  placed  that  rays 
  from  the  focus  of  one  are  received  at  the  focus  of  the 
  other  especially  two  concave  mirrors  so  placed  that  rays 
  proceeding  from  the  principal  focus  of  one  and  reflected 
  in  a  parallel  beam  are  received  upon  the  other  and  brought 
  to  the  principal  focus. 
 
  {Conjugate  point}  (Geom.),  an  acnode.  See  {Acnode},  and 
  {Double  point}. 
 
  {Self-conjugate  triangle}  (Conic  Sections),  a  triangle  each 
  of  whose  vertices  is  the  pole  of  the  opposite  side  with 
  reference  to  a  conic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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:  (chemistry)  formed  by  the  union  of  two  compounds;  "a 
  conjugated  protein"  [syn:  {conjugated}] 
  4:  (chemistry)  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  1:  unite  chemically  so  that  the  product  is  easily  broken  down 
  into  the  original  compounds 
  2:  of  verbs 




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