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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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The latter, however, is a syntactic matter which does not result in the creation of a new word, though, in my view, in certain cases like the blacks live in that area, total conversion may be assumed since the adjective not only occupies the noun slot but it also functions inflectionally like it.
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In Erzya, non-verbal conjugation is found only in the indicative, and no modal categories can be expressed inflectionally. Non--verbal conjugation has present and 2nd past tense paradigms, but inflection of non-verbal predicates is impossible in the 1st past tense.
Ossetic did (and do not) know this kind of aspect opposition, expressed inflectionally and restricted to the Past.
Some languages, such as Fula mentioned in Section 5, do provide evidence for such a distinction, inasmuch as they represent the former categories derivationally and the latter inflectionally. Yet, a distinction between the two types of categories is often difficult to make, in view of a widespread polysemy among valency changing categories (e.g., the passive/anticausative polysemy).