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declension

 
Noun declension has 4 senses
  1. declension - the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages
    --1 is a kind of
    inflection, inflexion
    --1 has member: noun
    Derived form: verb decline7
  2. deterioration, decline in quality, declension, worsening - process of changing to an inferior state
    --2 is a kind of decline, diminution
    --2 has particulars: slump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling off
    Derived form: verb decline1
  3. descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope - a downward slope or bend
    --3 is a kind of slope, incline, side
    --3 has particulars: downhill; steep
    Derived form: verb decline5
  4. declension - a class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms; "the first declension in Latin"
    --4 is a kind of
    class, category, family
    Derived form: verb decline7
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