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Inflection

In`flec´tion
n.1.The act of inflecting, or the state of being inflected.
2.A bend; a fold; a curve; a turn; a twist.
3.A slide, modulation, or accent of the voice; as, the rising and the falling inflection.
4.(Gram.) The variation or change which words undergo to mark case, gender, number, comparison, tense, person, mood, voice, etc.
5.(Mus.) Any change or modification in the pitch or tone of the voice.
6.(Opt.) Same as Diffraction.
Point of inflection
(Geom.) the point on opposite sides of which a curve bends in contrary ways.
Noun1.inflection - a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
Synonyms: inflexion
2.inflection - the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
Synonyms: prosody
3.inflection - deviation from a straight or normal course
Synonyms: flection, flexion
4.inflection - a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified
Synonyms: modulation
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inflectional ending
inflectional morphology
inflectional suffix
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