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inflection

 [in´flek-shun]
the act of bending inward, or the state of being bent inward.

in·flec·tion

, inflexion (in-flek'shŭn),
1. An inward bending.
2. Obsolete term for diffraction.
[L. in-flecto, pp. -flexus, to bend]

inflection

/in·flec·tion/ (-flek´shun) the act of bending inward, or the state of being bent inward.

inflection

the act of bending inward or the state of being bent inward.

in·flec·tion

, inflexion (in-flek'shŭn)
An inward bending.
[L. in-flecto, pp. -flexus, to bend]

inflection, inflexion

the act of bending inward, or the state of being bent inward.
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The third declension also traditionally contains a class of nominals with heavy trisyllabic genitive singulars, such as 'alguse 'beginning', 'eestlase 'Estonian' and 'endise 'former'.
The tendency which can be observed in the behaviour of nouns belonging originally to this declension is that they display a marked fluctuation between the inherited, unproductive paradigm and the innovative, productive one, shown in their adopting the inflectional endings of both.
He may be an example of religious intensity to hold before everyone's eyes, but the situation in which Taylor found himself supports the concept of declension.
Gruskina supposed that the suffix -l at the end of the accusative of the Selkup Taz absolute declension is an adjective suffix, used with some verbs with meanings, e.
But the morphologically weak forms in the first declension, such as 'loe, contain Q3 syllables that make them phonetically 'heavy'.
This would be equivalent to claiming that Modem English contains a weak nominal declension, because there are three nouns that take the -en ending in the plural.
Thus, for instance, the bound forms of the construct state are separated from the morphology of the non-b ound nominal declension by four lessons in which, besides other things, the first paradigm of verbal conjugation, the preterite, is presented.
In the remainder of the book, Gordis turns away from close readings to a narrative of New England biblical declension (although Gordis makes a fast rhetorical U-turn from this nosedive at the very end).
Only in badzimjosaz gurtjosin 'in the big villages (only)' we deal with so-called deictic declension (Russ.
In New England, while some of the sources of change may have been different, the results were ultimately the same: declension for women in legal and economic settings, increasing invisibility and dependence, and a consolidation of patriarchal values and control.
2) phoneties: listing terms and expressions concerning consonant and vowel characterization, articulation, phonetic behavior, and some strict phonetic rules; (3) parts of speech: covering theories on the concept, nouns, adjectives, verbs, and particles; (4) morphology: deal ing with general concepts, structure and declension of nouns, structure and inflection of verbs, affixation, and derivation; and (5) syntax: presenting citations of concepts and rules for i""rab and ""amal, sentence structures, (in)transitive verbs, and several types of sentences.
By the last chapter, though, Krugler's is a tale of declension, as this proprietary vision of religious freedom died with the changes brought on in 1689 and the unrelenting pressure of Protestant settlers from Virginia who demanded that the proprietors support Anglican priests and chapels.