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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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Observe, in the first place, that the covert-modal analysis is not obviously extendable to the inflected subjunctive, illustrated in (4).
Inside, you are inflected by the Aalto-like curve of the pale stone reception desk out from the comparatively cramped space under the upper floor into the double-height square of the main exhibition area.
Whatever has happened along these lines in mass culture, it's worth asking whether any such shift has taken place in New York art production, particularly in pieces most obviously inflected by today's agitated political climate.
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Nevertheless, her emphasis on the temporal is a welcome change from the orientation towards landscape that dominates many similarly inflected studies.
Although inflected by cutting-edge technologies, these works are insistently handmade.
Inflected by both the universal and the particular, Alberto Kalach is one of an emerging generation of Mexican architects who fuses the abstract language of Modernism with indigenous Mexican influences.
One finds here as well an essay inflected by object relations theory that revises Freud's preoccupation with the father to turn its attention to the preoedipal mother (William Kerrigan on "female friends/fraternal enemies" in As You Like It).
Like Will Bruder for whom he used to work, Wendell Burnette creates taut, distilled architecture inflected by the austere beauty of the Arizona landscape.
The hear, a six-stringed harp, has a dry melodic sound like an inflected rattle, and the startling range of Damessae's voice--from basso rasp to soprano squall--warbled all over the place, impish and sophisticated.