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    inflection - Dictionary definition and meaning for word inflection

    Definition
    (noun) a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
    Synonyms : inflexion
    Definition
    (noun) the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
    Synonyms : prosody
    Definition
    (noun) deviation from a straight or normal course
    Synonyms : flection , flexion
    Definition
    (noun) a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified
    Synonyms : modulation
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