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inflection

in·flec·tion

inflection

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn flek shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a change in the pitch or tone of a voice.
The music teacher gives our names a strange inflection when he is angry.
definition 2: change that occurs in the form of words to show a grammatical characteristic such as the tense of a verb, the number of a noun, or the degree of an adjective or adverb.
"Walk," "walks," and "walked" are forms of the same word, but they are different because of inflection.
definition 3: a form of a word other than the most basic form.
"Happier" is an inflection of the word "happy."
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derivation: inflectionless (adj.)