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inflection

noun
     
Related topics: Linguistics, Grammar
in‧flec‧tion , inflexion
1 [uncountable]SLG technical the way in which a word changes its form to show a difference in its meaning or use
2 [countable]SLG technical one of the forms of a word that changes in this way, or one of the parts that is added to it
3 [uncountable and countable]SL the way the sound of your voice goes up and down when you are speaking
inflectional adjective

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