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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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What all of this contributes is a reduction in the opportunity to rely on linguistic accidence, or, returning to Bernard William's expression, to fetishize assertion.
And by accidence or coincidence, a high profile symposium was organised shortly after the statement by Future Trends Foundation (an independent, albeit NCP funded, think-tank) in collaboration with UNIMISS, debated questions that must urgently be addressed regarding post-referendum Sudan -- should it emerge as one united country, or as two sovereign states.
They asked whether hospitals routinely checked with social service departments to see whether children admitted to accidence and emergency departments were subject to child protection plans.
It is likely that innovations in worker safety technologies or increased public concern over such accidents would cause changes to accidence avoidance costs.
a place where the individual man can form new synthesis, where the accidence of friendship and association can open a man's eyes to a part of human life remote and perhaps superficially incompatible, which can form in men their harmony and their synthesis" (Cf.
But suppose accidence results in an industry starting up in a particular place.
It "unlids all the accidence concealed by 'normal' uses of words in order to show how many different routes it would be possible to take from any given point in the discourse.
Morris believed, for example, that translations into modern European languages should reject elegant paraphrase in favor of direct speech, inflected by traces of the accidence of their ancient originals, and that classical epics belonged not to a lone genius or even a lineage of transcribers, but to "the people of that time, who were the real authors of the Homeric poems.
His soliloquies on fate and historical accidence, delivered to an overwrought Monty Bodkin, are among the best things that Wodehouse ever wrote.
If I wrote of personal love or sorrow in free verse, or in any rhythm that left it unchanged, amid all its accidence, I would be full of self-contempt because of my egotism and indiscretion.
8) They learned not just to read Latin but to write and speak it, beginning with William Lily's A Shorte Introduction of Grammar and learning accidence and syntax in his Brevissima Institutio, a textbook illustrated with examples from a range of Latin writers that students were set to memorise and imitate.
Sponsorship, exposure and visibility by the mentor facilitate the protege's accidence into a position where he/she can emerge as a charismatic leader.