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n. Chiefly British
Variant of inflection.


(ɪnˈflɛk ʃən)

1. modulation of the voice; change in pitch or tone of voice.
a. the process of adding affixes to or changing the shape of a base to give it a different syntactic function without changing its form class, as in forming served from serve, sings from sing, or harder from hard (contrasted with derivation).
b. an affix added in this process, as the -s in dogs or the -ed in played.
c. an inflected form of a word.
d. the systematic description of the process of inflection in a language; accidence.
3. a bend or angle.
4. a change of curvature from convex to concave or vice versa.
Also, esp. Brit., inflexion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inflexion - a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
grammatical relation - a linguistic relation established by grammar
conjugation - the inflection of verbs
declension - the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages
paradigm - systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
pluralisation, pluralization - the act of pluralizing or attributing plurality to


[ɪnˈflekʃən] Ninflexión f


(Gram, of word, language) → Flexion f, → Beugung f
(of voice)Tonfall m
References in classic literature ?
Adieu, adieu, adieu," she said, without the soul communicating one single intelligent inflexion to the word.
Language in general includes the following parts:- Letter, Syllable, Connecting word, Noun, Verb, Inflexion or Case, Sentence or Phrase.
A pause; then with a new, yet still subdued inflexion of the voice--an inflexion which provoked while it pleased me --accompanied, too, by a "sourire a la fois fin et timide" in perfect harmony with the tone:--
I beseech you, then, not for love of me, for subjects should never weigh as anything in the balance which princes hold, but for love of yourself, to retain every syllable, every inflexion which, under the present most grave circumstances, will all have a sense and value as important as any every uttered in the world.
which sprang to his lips and out of them with a most menacing inflexion.
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Law firm Eversheds has advised Inflexion Private Equity on the secondary buyout of PD&MS Energy.
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