Associations to the word «Inflection»

Wiktionary

INFLECTION, noun. (grammar) A change in the form of a word that reflects a change in grammatical function.
INFLECTION, noun. A change in pitch or tone of voice.
INFLECTION, noun. (mathematics) A change in curvature from concave to convex or from convex to concave.
INFLECTION, noun. A turning away from a straight course.
INFLECTION, noun. (optometry) diffraction
INFLECTION POINT, noun. (mathematics) a point of inflection
INFLECTION POINTS, noun. Plural of inflection point

Dictionary definition

INFLECTION, noun. A change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function.
INFLECTION, noun. The patterns of stress and intonation in a language.
INFLECTION, noun. Deviation from a straight or normal course.
INFLECTION, noun. A manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified.

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche