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English noun: conjugation

1. conjugation (state) the state of being joined together


Synonymscolligation, conjunction, junction


Broader (hypernym)unification, union


Narrower (hyponym)anastomosis, inosculation, synapse

2. conjugation the inflection of verbs


Broader (hypernym)inflection, inflexion


Member holonymverb

3. conjugation (group) the complete set of inflected forms of a verb


Broader (hypernym)set

4. conjugation (group) a class of verbs having the same inflectional forms


Broader (hypernym)category, class, family

5. conjugation (act) the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes


SamplesThe casual couplings of adolescents.
The mating of some species occurs only in the spring.


Synonymscoupling, mating, pairing, sexual union, union


Broader (hypernym)sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice


Narrower (hyponym)assortative mating, cross, crossbreeding, crossing, disassortative mating, hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, inbreeding, interbreeding, service, servicing

6. conjugation (act) the act of making or becoming a single unit


SamplesThe union of opposing factions.
He looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays.


Synonymsjointure, unification, union, uniting


Broader (hypernym)combination, combining, compounding


Narrower (hyponym)coalescence, coalescency, coalition, concretion, conglutination, reunification, reunion, tribalisation, tribalization, umbrella


Antonymsdisunion









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