conjugation

Primary Meanings of conjugation

1.
n
the state of being joined together
2.
n
the inflection of verbs
Full Definitions of conjugation
1

n the state of being joined together

Synonyms:
colligation, conjunction, junction
Types:
anastomosis, inosculation
a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous
synapse
the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle
myoneural junction, neuromuscular junction
the junction between a nerve fiber and the muscle it supplies
Type of:
unification, union
the state of being joined or united or linked

n the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

Synonyms:
coupling, mating, pairing, sexual union, union
Types:
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assortative mating
mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating
disassortative mating
mating of individuals having traits more dissimilar than likely in random mating
cross, crossbreeding, crossing, hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, interbreeding
(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
inbreeding
the act of mating closely related individuals
service, servicing
the act of mating by male animals
dihybrid cross
hybridization using two traits with two alleles each
monohybrid cross
hybridization using a single trait with two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments with garden peas)
reciprocal, reciprocal cross
hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
test-cross, testcross
a cross between an organism whose genotype for a certain trait is unknown and an organism that is homozygous recessive for that trait so the unknown genotype can be determined from that of the offspring
Type of:
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice
activities associated with sexual intercourse

n the act of making or becoming a single unit

Synonyms:
jointure, unification, union, uniting
Antonyms:
disunion
the termination or destruction of union
Types:
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coalescence, coalescency, coalition, concretion, conglutination
the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
reunification, reunion
the act of coming together again
tribalisation, tribalization
the act of making tribal; unification on a tribal basis
umbrella
having the function of uniting a group of similar things
homecoming
an annual school or university reunion for graduates
Type of:
combination, combining, compounding
the act of combining things to form a new whole
2

n the inflection of verbs

Type of:
inflection, inflexion
a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function

n the complete set of inflected forms of a verb

Type of:
set
a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used

n a class of verbs having the same inflectional forms

Type of:
category, class, family
a collection of things sharing a common attribute

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