Associations to the word «Inflection»


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

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin