inflection, inflexion

inflection, inflexion
1. An inward bending. 2. Obsolete term for diffraction. [L. in-flecto, pp. -flexus, to bend]

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  • inflection — 1. Inflection is the process by which words change their form by the addition of suffixes or other means in accordance with their grammatical role. Inflection of nouns usually involves the addition of s or es to form plurals (book / books, church …   Modern English usage

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  • Inflection — In*flec tion, n. [L. inflexio : cf. F. inflexion. See {Inflect}.] [Written also {inflecxion}.] 1. The act of inflecting, or the state of being inflected. [1913 Webster] 2. A bend; a fold; a curve; a turn; a twist. [1913 Webster] 3. A slide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inflection — early 15c., from M.Fr. inflexion and directly from L. inflexionem (nom. inflexio) a bending, inflection, modification, noun of action from pp. stem of inflectere (see INFLECT (Cf. inflect)). For spelling, see CONNECTION (Cf. connection).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Inflexion — In*flex ion, n. Inflection. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inflection — inflexion, inflection noun 1 (U) the way in which a word changes its form to show difference in its meaning or use 2 (C) one of the forms of a word that changes in this way, or one of the parts that is added to it 3 (C, U) the way the sound of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inflection — (chiefly Brit. also inflexion) ► NOUN 1) Grammar a change in the form of a word (typically the ending) to express a grammatical function or attribute such as tense, mood, person, number, case, and gender. 2) a variation in intonation or pitch of… …   English terms dictionary

  • inflexion — [in flek′shən] n. Brit. sp. of INFLECTION …   English World dictionary

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