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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]

in·flec·tion

, inflexion (in-flek'shŭn)
An inward bending.
[L. in-flecto, pp. -flexus, to bend]
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These patterns often provide supplementary information which may aid in the deduction of just one target form even where there is not sufficient information to deduce the declension or sub-class to which it belongs.
Jakobson analyses the relationship between Russian declension classes and gender specification in order to show how morphological signs belonging to the inflectional system may have zero content.
This is a significant oversight, given the persistent claims of the declension thesis.
Rudiak-Gould's disheartening account of the relationship of the Marshall Islanders' declension narrative to climate change would be useful in undergraduate courses on environmental anthropology, climate change, and contemporary Pacific ethnology.
Therefore, they employ a synchronic approach, based predominantly on inflectional endings, thus recognizing as-declension, a-declension, an-declension, and minor declensions (2011: 69-145).
The fall was to the tune of 29.4 percent at 21st DAA which further fell by another 31.8 percent at 28th DAA followed by another decline of 36.5 percent at maturity, thereby showing an overall declension to the tune of 69.2 percent in bold grains.
Today, France proposes to Europe its reflection and it wishes that those proposals that may come from the Grenelle de la Mer' could be a source, a support and a national declension of the ambitious orientations initiated by Europe in order to have all its members, maritime countries as well a continental ones, acknowledge that the sea is, today more than yesterday, the future of the earth.
It begins with a very concise description of the available Hittite textual corpus and the cuneiform script before presenting chapters on noun formation and declension, verbal formation and conjugation, pronominal inflection, and the syntax of particles, conjunctions, and clauses.
Rose, who reversed course in the project and prepared as an appendix a list of proper nouns, whose identification and correct declension can really bedevil a modern reader.
And if you've ever had cause to practice the declension of Latin nouns, you will not be surprised to learn that while my grammar may be shaky sometimes, my research assignments are done weeks in advance.
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(3) But topographic descriptions in these fort stories are limited to height of hills, their spurs, and their steep declension. What is missing is not only a feel for how life would have been lived within the walls in non-perilous times in the many buildings, palaces, and temples scattered within them, but also their relationship to the landscape and to each other.