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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conjugation  \Con`ju*ga"tion\,  n.  [L.  conjugatio  conjugation  (in 
  senses  1  &  3).] 
  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.)  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conjugation 
  n  1:  the  inflection  of  verbs 
  2:  the  complete  set  of  inflected  forms  of  a  verb 
  3:  a  class  of  verbs  having  the  same  inflectional  forms 
  4:  the  act  of  pairing  a  male  and  female  for  reproductive 
  purposes;  "the  casual  couplings  of  adolescents";  "the 
  mating  of  some  species  occurs  only  in  the  spring"  [syn:  {coupling}, 
  {mating},  {pairing},  {union},  {sexual  union}] 




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