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Related to inflectional: inflectional morphology


1. The act of inflecting or the state of being inflected.
2. Alteration in pitch or tone of the voice.
3. Grammar
a. An alteration of the form of a word by the addition of an affix, as in English dogs from dog, or by changing the form of a base, as in English spoke from speak, that indicates grammatical features such as number, person, mood, or tense.
b. An affix indicating such a grammatical feature, as the -s in the English third person singular verb form speaks.
c. The paradigm of a word.
d. A pattern of forming paradigms, such as noun inflection or verb inflection.
4. A turning or bending away from a course or position of alignment.

in·flec′tion·al adj.
in·flec′tion·al·ly adv.


(ɪnˈflɛk ʃə nl)

of, pertaining to, characterized by, or used in inflection.
in•flec′tion•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inflectional - characterized by inflections indicating grammatical distinctions; "inflectional morphology is used to indicate number and case and tense and person etc."
derivational - characterized by inflections indicating a semantic relation between a word and its base; "the morphological relation between `sing' and `singer' and `song' is derivational"


[ɪnˈflekʃənl] ADJcon inflexión
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Here, as in 'The Shepherd's Calendar,' he deliberately introduces, especially from Chaucer, obsolete words and forms, such as the inflectional ending in
Each of the classes in table 1 correlates with distinctive inflectional patterns or form inventories, which are partially illustrated in table 2.
our innate capacity to learn a human language, and following Borer (1984) the variable ones are due to cross-linguistic differences in inflectional elements or grammatical markers.
Indian languages are agglutinative in nature the reason being more number of inflectional words.
The coconut's naturally sterilized liquid is composed of a balanced concentration of nutrient particles, which is ideal to substitute for the loss of fluids drained from the body due to inflectional diarrhea and deficiencies.
Traditionally, the study of inflectional systems in Finnic languages has relied, as one of the classification principles, on gradation, the extent of which varies in different languages.
For instance, prefixes and suffixes are bound morphemes and can be further divided into derivational ones and inflectional ones.
Along with the analysis of the nature of morphological bases, Kastovsky (1968) has listed an inventory of alternations that can be traced back to the study of Germanic ablaut, which, in terms of word-formation, involves the use of inflectional means for derivational purposes, notably the stems of the present, preterite and past participle of strong verbs.
The second chapter provides a linguistic profile of the text, along with an inflectional morphology.
Digestion The medium chained triglycerides are saturated fats in coconut oil, which have anti inflectional properties that help control bacteria and fungi causing indigestion and other gastro intestinal system related problems even an irritable bowel syndrome.
These are languages with rich inflectional morphology and as such they present a big problem for SMT.
Clearly, Type A palindromes for inflected English nouns and verbs are elusive because the base word without the inflectional ending is not a palindrome.