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a. The act of conjugating.
b. The state of being conjugated.
2. Grammar
a. The inflection of a particular verb.
b. A presentation of the complete set of inflected forms of a verb.
c. A class of verbs having similar inflected forms.
3. Biology
a. The temporary union of two bacterial cells during which one cell transfers part or all of its genome to the other.
b. A process of sexual reproduction in which ciliate protozoans of the same species temporarily couple and exchange genetic material.
c. A process of sexual reproduction in certain algae and fungi in which temporary or permanent fusion occurs, resulting in the union of the male and female gametes.

con′ju·ga′tion·al adj.
con′ju·ga′tion·al·ly adv.
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Of, relating to, or tending to produce combination:
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Furthermore, conjugational transfer of antibiotic resistance genes across bacterial species and genera has amplified the problem of antibiotic resistance among pathogenic organisms.
Conjugational commitment is the sense of adhering to the family and to its members, whilst sadness and happiness, pleasant and unpleasant life events, and is a commitment founded on sentiments and affection, and also based on the intention and purpose [14].
Also in [10] conjugational characteristics were used to compress dictionaries' data while in [11,12] there was an attempt to construct a library of general programmers but still incomplete and did not cover most known technical compression as it remained poor in adapting Arabic characteristics.
Faecal cultures done to identify the reservoir of infections yielded a strain of Escherichia coli carrying a similar resistance factor suggesting the possibility of conjugational transfer in the gut.
This conjugational process in Kiswahili applies progressive assimilation in the choice of conjugational vowel (Webb & Kembo-Sure 2001:171).
The difference between the two is conjugational, exemplified in (8) and (9).
More generally, as in the case of the conjugational system, the systematic use of prosodic and morphological variation to cue 'purely morphological' classes, series and cohort sets suggests the 'morphological overhead' that is required to maintain a class system with the complexity of Estonian declensions.
A wild-type Salmonella clinical isolate (M1744) was chosen for conjugational purpose because it naturally lacks AmpCs.
Accordingly, when the amount of data instanced is too scarce to provide further insights into the conjugational pattern of a given verb, the discussion has to be confined to a presentation of attested forms.