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Noun: inflection  in'flek-shun
  1. A change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
    - inflexion [Brit]
  2. The patterns of stress and intonation in a language
    - prosody
  3. Deviation from a straight or normal course
    - flection, flexion
  4. A manner of speaking in which the loudness, pitch or tone of the voice is modified
    - modulation

Derived forms: inflections

Type of: delivery, departure, deviation, difference, divergence, grammatical relation, manner of speaking, speech

Encyclopedia: Inflection