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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


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