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Conjugation   /kˌɑndʒəgˈeɪʃən/   Listen

The state of being joined together.  Synonyms: colligation, conjunction, junction.
The inflection of verbs.
The complete set of inflected forms of a verb.
A class of verbs having the same inflectional forms.
The act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes.  Synonyms: coupling, mating, pairing, sexual union, union.  "The mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
The act of making or becoming a single unit.  Synonyms: jointure, unification, union, uniting.  "He looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"

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"Conjugation" Quotes from Famous Books

... We hear the tecbir; so the Arabs call Their shout of onset, when with loud appeal They challenge heaven, as if demanding conquest. This word, so formidable in their holy wars, is a verb active, (says Ockley in his index,) of the second conjugation, from Kabbara, which signifies saying Alla Acbar, God is ...
— The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume 5 • Edward Gibbon

... "seeing the star." In all other cases, though we know (more or less hypothetically) some of the correlations and abstract properties of the appearance of the star, we do not know the appearance itself. Now you may, for the sake of illustration, compare the different appearances of the star to the conjugation of a Greek verb, except that the number of its parts is really infinite, and not only apparently so to the despairing schoolboy. In vacuo, the parts are regular, and can be derived from the (imaginary) root according to the laws of grammar, i.e. of perspective. ...
— The Analysis of Mind • Bertrand Russell

... The future participle with a form of sum is used to express an intended or future action. This is called the active periphrastic conjugation. ...
— Ritchie's Fabulae Faciles - A First Latin Reader • John Kirtland, ed.

... complicated. This is only one of the many reasons which make us so shy at speaking foreign languages. Now, the same thing is true of German, and of all other languages, but it is not true of Esperanto. I will teach you the whole Esperanto conjugation in five minutes and you will never forget it, because there is nothing to remember. You already know that a noun ends in "o" and that the infinitive ends in "i," and so on: there is absolutely no difficulty whatever. (9) Now, I am sorry I have to speak so rapidly, ...
— Esperanto: Hearings before the Committee on Education • Richard Bartholdt and A. Christen

... at the best, and was not literary. As for the grammar, I was getting that up as fast as I could from Ollendorff, and from other sources, but I was enjoying Heine before I well knew a declension or a conjugation. As soon as my task was done at the office, I went home to the books, and worked away at them until supper. Then my bookbinder and I met in my father's editorial room, and with a couple of candles on the table between us, and our Heine and the dictionary before us, we ...
— Henry James, Jr. • William Dean Howells

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