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Definition of conjugation
noun [mass noun]
1 Grammar the variation of the form of a verb in an inflected language such as Latin, by which the voice, mood, tense, number, and person are identified: it was the conjugation of verbs he found most difficult [count noun] the class in which a verb is put according to the manner of this variation:a past participle of the first conjugation 2 technical the formation or existence of a link between things, in particular: Biology the temporary union of two bacteria or unicellular organisms for the exchange of genetic material: immunity may be transferable by conjugation to other bacterial strains Biology the fusion of two gametes, especially when they are of a similar size.
chiefly Biochemistry the combination of two substances:toxic compounds eliminated from the body by conjugation with glutathione
Chemistry the sharing of electron density between nearby multiple bonds in a molecule. Mathematics the solution of a problem by transforming it into an equivalent problem of a different form, solving this, and then reversing the transformation.