|inflection or inflexion (ɪnˈflɛkʃən)|
|1.||modulation of the voice|
|2.||(grammar) a change in the form of a word, usually modification or affixation, signalling change in such grammatical functions as tense, voice, mood, person, gender, number, or case|
|3.||an angle or bend|
|4.||the act of inflecting or the state of being inflected|
|5.||maths See also point of inflection a change in curvature from concave to convex or vice versa|
|inflexion or inflexion|
|in'flectional or inflexion|
|in'flexional or inflexion|
|in'flectionally or inflexion|
|in'flexionally or inflexion|
|in'flectionless or inflexion|
|in'flexionless or inflexion|
inflection in·flec·tion (ĭn-flěk'shən)
An inward bending.
A change in the form of a word to reflect different grammatical functions of the word in a sentence. English has lost most of its inflections. Those that remain are chiefly possessive ('s), as in “the boy's hat”; plural (-s), as in “the three girls”; and past tense (-d or -ed), as in cared. Other inflections are found in pronouns — as in he, him, his — and in irregular words such as think/thought, child/children, and mouse/mice.