See under Focus. Conjugate mirrors (Optics), two mirrors so placed that rays from the focus of
one are received at the focus of the other, especially two concave mirrors so placed that rays proceeding
from the principal focus of one and reflected in a parallel beam are received upon the other and brought
to the principal focus. Conjugate point (Geom.), an acnode. See Acnode, and Double point.
Self-conjugate triangle (Conic Sections), a triangle each of whose vertices is the pole of the opposite
side with reference to a conic.
(Con`ju*gate) n. [L. conjugatum a combining, etymological relationship.]
1. A word agreeing in derivation with another word, and therefore generally resembling it in signification.
We have learned, in logic, that conjugates are sometimes in name only, and not in deed.
2. (Chem.) A complex radical supposed to act the part of a single radical. [R.]
(Con"ju*gate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conjugated; p. pr. & vb. n. Conjugating.]
1. To unite in marriage; to join. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton.
2. (Gram.) To inflect or give in order the forms which it assumes in its several voices, moods, tenses,
numbers, and persons.
(Con"ju*gate), v. i. (Biol.) To unite in a kind of sexual union, as two or more cells or individuals
among the more simple plants and animals.
(Con`ju*ga"tion) n. [L. conjugatio conjugation ]
1. the act of uniting or combining; union; assemblage. [Obs.]
Mixtures and conjugations of atoms.
2. Two things conjoined; a pair; a couple. [Obs.]
The sixth conjugations or pair of nerves.
Sir T. Browne.
3. (Gram.) (a) The act of conjugating a verb or giving in order its various parts and inflections. (b)
A scheme in which are arranged all the parts of a verb. (c) A class of verbs conjugated in the same
4. (Biol.) A kind of sexual union; applied to a blending of the contents of two or more cells or individuals
in some plants and lower animals, by which new spores or germs are developed.
(Con`ju*ga"tion*al) a. relating to conjugation. Ellis.
(Con*ju"gi*al) a. [L. conjugialis, fr. conjugium. Cf. Conjugal.] Conjugal. [R.] Swedenborg.
(||Con*ju"gi*um) n. [L.] (Rom. Law) The marriage tie.
(Con*junct") a. [L. conjunctus, p. p. See Conjoin.]
1. United; conjoined; concurrent. [Archaic]
2. (Her.) Same as Conjoined.
(Con*junc"tion) n. [L. conjunctio: cf. F. conjunction. See Conjoin.]