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inflection, inflexion
1. Deviation from a straight or normal course.
2. To change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function.
3. The patterns of stress and intonation in a language.
4. Modulation of the voice; change in pitch or tone of voice.
5. The process or device of adding affixes to or changing the shape of a base word to give it a different syntactic function without changing its form class.
6. The change in the shape of a word, generally by affixation, by means of which a change of meaning or relationship to some other word or group of words is indicated; the affix added to produce this change, as the -s in dogs or the -ed in played.
7. A bend or angle.
8. In mathematics, a change of curvature from convex to concave or vice versa.
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