Complete Definition of "inflection"

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English
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Alternative spellings
inflexion

Etymology
From the English inflexion, from the L. inflexio, inflexionis (a bending away from); the variant spelling inflection is due to influence from correction.

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-inflection.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
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  1. grammar a change in the form of a word that reflects a change in grammatical function.
  2. a change in pitch or tone of voice.
  3. context|math a change in curvature from concave to convex or from convex to concave.
  4. a turning away from a straight course.

Synonyms
flection
flexion

Related terms
inflect
inflected
inflector

Translations
trans-top|a change in the form of a word that reflects a change in grammatical function
Catalan: flexió, f
Croatian: t-|hr|fleksija|f
Danish: bøjning
Dutch: verbuiging f
Finnish: t-|fi|taivutus
French: t+|fr|inflexion
Icelandic: t|is|beyging|f
Italian: t+|it|desinenza|f
trans-mid
Russian: t+|ru|Ñклонение|n|trsklon'énije|scCyrl
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trans-top|a change in pitch or tone of voice
Catalan: inflexió f
Croatian: t-|hr|infleksija|f
Danish: t-|da|modulation
Finnish: äänensävy|äänensävyn muutos
trans-mid
Icelandic: t|is|raddblær|m
trans-bottom

trans-top|a change in curvature from concave to convex or from convex to concave
Croatian: t-|hr|infleksija|f
Danish: vendepunkt
Dutch: buigpunt n
Finnish: t|fi|käännepiste
French: t|fr|point d'inflexion
trans-mid
Russian: пеÑегиб (p'er'egíb) n
Spanish: t|es|punto de inflexión
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trans-top|a turning away from a straight course
Croatian: t|hr|otklon|m
Danish: t-|da|afvigelse
Dutch: t+|nl|bocht
Finnish: t|fi|suunnanmuutos
French: t+|fr|inflexion
trans-mid
Spanish: t|es|inflexión
Russian: оÑклонение (otklon'énije) n
trans-bottom

See also
conjugation
declension

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