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Meaning of inflection by Wiktionary Dictionary

inflection


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    Etymology

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

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ɪnˈflɛkʃən/, X-SAMPA: /In"flEkS@n/
    • Rhymes: -ɛkʃən

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Explanation of inflection by Wordnet Dictionary

inflection


    Noun
    1. the patterns of stress and intonation in a language

    2. a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified

    3. deviation from a straight or normal course

    4. a change in the form of a word ( usually by adding a suffix ) to indicate a change in its grammatical function