Etymology
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conjugation (n.)

mid-15c., "the inflection of a verb in all its different forms; a class of verbs similarly conjugated," from Latin coniugationem (nominative coniugatio), literally "a combining, connecting," noun of action from past-participle stem of coniugare "to join together," from assimilated form of com "with, together" (see con-) + iugare "to join," from iugum "yoke" (from PIE root *yeug- "to join"). Meaning "act of uniting or combining" is from c. 1600.

updated on March 02, 2018

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Definitions of conjugation from WordNet

conjugation (n.)
the state of being joined together;
Synonyms: junction / conjunction / colligation
conjugation (n.)
the inflection of verbs;
conjugation (n.)
the complete set of inflected forms of a verb;
conjugation (n.)
a class of verbs having the same inflectional forms;
conjugation (n.)
the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes;
Synonyms: coupling / mating / pairing / union / sexual union
conjugation (n.)
the act of making or becoming a single unit;
Synonyms: union / unification / uniting / jointure
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.