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 for conjugation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Conjugation \Con`ju*ga"tion\, n. [L. conjugatio conjugation (in
     senses 1 & 3).]
     1. the act of uniting or combining; union; assemblage. [Obs.]
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              Mixtures and conjugations of atoms.   --Bentley.
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     2. Two things conjoined; a pair; a couple. [Obs.]
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              The sixth conjugations or pair of nerves. --Sir T.
                                                    Browne.
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     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 manner.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  conjugation
      n 1: the state of being joined together [syn: junction,
           conjunction, conjugation, colligation]
      2: the inflection of verbs
      3: the complete set of inflected forms of a verb
      4: a class of verbs having the same inflectional forms
      5: the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive
         purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating
         of some species occurs only in the spring" [syn: coupling,
         mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union]
      6: the act of making or becoming a single unit; "the union of
         opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of
         his family for the holidays" [syn: union, unification,
         uniting, conjugation, jointure] [ant: disunion]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  172 Moby Thesaurus words for "conjugation":
     Anschluss, IC analysis, Janus, abutment, abuttal, accidence,
     addition, adjacency, adjoiningness, affiliation, affix, affixation,
     agglomeration, agglutination, aggregation, agreement, alliance,
     allomorph, amalgamation, ambiguity, ambivalence, apposition,
     appulse, articulation, artificial insemination, assimilation,
     association, biformity, bifurcation, blend, blending, bond,
     bound morpheme, bracketing, cabal, cartel, centralization,
     clustering, coalescence, coalition, combination, combine, combo,
     communication, composition, concatenation, concourse, concurrence,
     confederacy, confederation, confluence, congeries, conglomeration,
     conjunction, connection, consolidation, conspiracy,
     conterminousness, contiguity, convergence, copulation,
     coterminousness, coupling, cross-fertilization, cross-pollination,
     cutting, declension, derivation, dichotomy, difference of form,
     doubleness, doublethink, doubling, dualism, duality, duplexity,
     duplication, duplicity, ecumenism, embodiment, enclitic,
     encompassment, enosis, equivocality, fecundation, federalization,
     federation, fertilization, formative, free form, fusion, gathering,
     getting with child, halving, heterogamy, hookup,
     immediate constituent analysis, impregnation, inclusion,
     incorporation, infix, infixation, inflection, insemination,
     integration, intercommunication, intercourse, interlinking, irony,
     isogamy, joinder, joining, jointure, junction, junta,
     juxtaposition, knotting, league, liaison, linkage, linking,
     marriage, meeting, meld, melding, merger, merging, morph, morpheme,
     morphemic analysis, morphemics, morphology, morphophonemics,
     orthogamy, package, package deal, pairing, paradigm, perigee,
     perihelion, polarity, pollination, pollinization, prefix,
     prefixation, proclitic, radical, root, solidification, splice,
     stem, suffix, suffixation, symbiosis, syncretism, syndication,
     syneresis, synthesis, syzygy, theme, tie, tie-in, tie-up, twinning,
     two-facedness, twoness, unification, union, wedding,
     word-formation, yoking, zygosis
  
  

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