Inflection
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Inflection
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English

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Etymology

From the English inflexion, from Middle French inflexion, from Latin inflexio, inflexionis ("a bending away from"); the spelling inflection is due to influence from correction.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /?n'fl?kn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -?kn
  • Hyphenation: in?flec?tion

Noun

inflection (countable and uncountable, plural inflections)

  1. (grammar) A change in the form of a word that reflects a change in grammatical function.
    an inflection for gender, number, or tense
  2. A change in pitch or tone of voice.
  3. (mathematics) A change in curvature from concave to convex or from convex to concave.
  4. A turning away from a straight course.
  5. (optometry) diffraction

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