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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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Spanish is a so-called rich inflectional language with up to 53 inflectional verb forms distributed between regular and irregular verbs (Rojas-Nieto, 2003).
Given the feature-dependence of the borderline and the core of SAE, Kortvelyessy argues for more comprehensive and complementary examination of SAE, ranging over all main fields of linguistics (phonetics/phonology, inflectional morphology, word-formation and syntax).
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.