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Noun: declension  di'klen-shun
  1. The inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages
  2. Process of changing to an inferior state
    - deterioration, decline in quality, worsening
  3. A downward slope or bend
    - descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, downslope
  4. A class of nouns, pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms
    "the first declension in Latin"

Derived forms: declensions

Type of: category, class, decline, diminution, family, incline, inflection, inflexion [Brit], side, slope

Encyclopedia: Declension