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Noun inflexion has 1 sense
  1. inflection, inflexion - a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
    --1 is a kind of grammatical relation
    --1 has particulars: conjugation; declension; paradigm
    Derived form: verb inflect1

Definitions from the Web



Inflexion, also spelled inflection, refers to the modification of a word to express different grammatical categories such as tense, gender, number, mood, voice, and case.



  • The inflexion of nouns in English includes the addition of "-s" to indicate plural.
  • Understanding the inflexions of verbs is fundamental for acquiring a new language.


  • In English, we inflex verbs by adding "-ed" to indicate past tense.
  • The verb "to be" has many inflexions, including "am," "is," and "are."


  • Some languages use inflexions to indicate degrees of comparison in adjectives.
  • The inflexion of "big" changes to "bigger" and "biggest" for comparative and superlative forms.


  • Adverbs typically do not have inflexions in English.
  • However, there are certain adverbs that show inflexion, such as "well" and "better."

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