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inflection

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From the English inflexion, from the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] inflexio, inflexionis (a bending away from); the variant spelling inflection is due to influence from correction.

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Noun

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inflection

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s

inflection (s)
  1. (grammar) a change in the form of a word that reflects a change in grammatical function.
  2. a change in pitch or tone of voice.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a change in curvature from concave to convex or from convex to concave.
  4. a turning away from a straight course.

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