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Definition of "inflections" []

  • Modulation of the voice (noun)
  • A change in the form of a word, usually modification or affixation, signalling change in such grammatical functions as tense, voice, mood, person, gender, number, or case (noun)
  • An angle or bend (noun)
  • The act of inflecting or the state of being inflected (noun)
  • A change in curvature from concave to convex or vice versa (noun)
  • Plural form of inflection. (noun)

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Use "inflections" in a sentence
  • "These applications carry certain inflections concerning the functioning (cognitive, discursive, cultural, or political) of the notion and practice of historicity and history."
  • "There are beautiful little throwaways, for example the evergreen romance between Marvin Lundy, who speaks in Yiddish inflections, and his English war bride, who supplies on request the words he can't bring to mind, which would be enough for a freestanding work by any number of other writers."
  • "It is an instance of what followed in almost every case of naturalization, that A.S. inflections were added to the French words quite as freely as to those of native origin."