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Topic: GRAMMAR

Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: déclinaison, from Latin declinare 'to turn aside, inflect'

declension

noun
     
de‧clen‧sion [countable]
1SLG the set of various forms that a noun, pronoun, or adjective can have according to whether it is the subject, object etc of a sentence in a language such as Latin or German
2SLG a particular set of nouns etc that all have the same set of forms
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