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Conjugation vs. Declension — What's the Difference?

Conjugation vs. Declension — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Conjugation and Declension

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Conjugation

The act of conjugating.
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Declension

In linguistics, declension is the changing of the form of a word, generally to express its syntactic function in the sentence, by way of some inflection. The inflectional change of verbs is called conjugation.
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Conjugation

The state of being conjugated.
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Declension

In certain languages, the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives with respect to categories such as case, number, and gender.
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Conjugation

The inflection of a particular verb.
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Declension

A class of words of one language with the same or a similar system of inflections, such as the first declension in Latin.
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Conjugation

A presentation of the complete set of inflected forms of a verb.
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Declension

A descending slope; a descent.
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Conjugation

A class of verbs having similar inflected forms.
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Declension

A decline or decrease; deterioration
"States and empires have their periods of declension" (Laurence Sterne).
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Conjugation

The temporary union of two bacterial cells during which one cell transfers part or all of its genome to the other.
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Declension

A deviation, as from a standard or practice.
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Conjugation

A process of sexual reproduction in which ciliate protozoans of the same species temporarily couple and exchange genetic material.
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Declension

A falling off, decay or descent.
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Conjugation

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.
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Declension

(grammar) The act of declining a word; the act of listing the inflections of a noun, pronoun or adjective in order.
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Conjugation

The coming together of things; union.
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Declension

(grammar) The product of that act; a list of declined forms.
A page full of declensions
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Conjugation

(biology) The temporary fusion of organisms, especially as part of sexual reproduction
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Declension

(grammar) A way of categorizing nouns, pronouns, or adjectives according to the inflections they receive.
In Latin, 'amicus' belongs to the second declension. Most second-declension nouns end in '-i' in the genitive singular and '-um' in the accusative singular.
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Conjugation

Sexual relations within marriage
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Declension

The act or the state of declining; declination; descent; slope.
The declension of the land from that place to the sea.
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Conjugation

(grammar) In some languages, one of several classifications of verbs according to what inflections they take.
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Declension

A falling off towards a worse state; a downward tendency; deterioration; decay; as, the declension of virtue, of science, of a state, etc.
Seduced the pitch and height of all his thoughtsTo base declension.
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Conjugation

(grammar) The act or process of conjugating a verb.
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Declension

Act of courteously refusing; act of declining; a declinature; refusal; as, the declension of a nomination.
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Conjugation

(grammar) The product of that act: the conjugated forms of a verb, collected into a list or recitation.
Principal parts
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Declension

Inflection of nouns, adjectives, etc., according to the grammatical cases.
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Conjugation

(chemistry) A system of delocalized orbitals consisting of alternating single bonds and double bonds
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Declension

The inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages
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Conjugation

(mathematics) A mapping sending x to gxg-1, where g and x are elements of a group; inner automorphism
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Declension

Process of changing to an inferior state
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Conjugation

(mathematics) A function which negates the non-real part of a complex or hypercomplex number; complex conjugation
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Declension

A downward slope or bend
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Conjugation

The act of uniting or combining; union; assemblage.
Mixtures and conjugations of atoms.
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Declension

A class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms;
The first declension in Latin
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Conjugation

Two things conjoined; a pair; a couple.
The sixth conjugations or pair of nerves.
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Conjugation

The act of conjugating a verb or giving in order its various parts and inflections.
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Conjugation

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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Conjugation

The state of being joined together
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Conjugation

The inflection of verbs
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Conjugation

The complete set of inflected forms of a verb
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Conjugation

A class of verbs having the same inflectional forms
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Conjugation

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
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Conjugation

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
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