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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.
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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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It has been claimed that '[i]f the word-classes involved do not differ inflectionally and the only difference is in their syntax and in their meaning, there is no argument to distinguish the two cases' (Valera 2014).
They are like pronouns in that they match the personal pronouns I, you, she, we, they, he, and it respectively in person, number, and gender and hence can be regarded as related to them inflectionally.
The stock example is the replacement of the inflectionally marked annexation construction by the so-called analytical genitive, yet this very same periphrastic possessive has been put forward (e.