Inflected
Inflect In*flect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inflected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inflecting}.] [L. inflectere, inflexum; pref. in- in + flectere to bend. See {Flexible}, and cf. {Inflex}.] 1. To turn from a direct line or course; to bend; to incline, to deflect; to curve; to bow. [1913 Webster]

Are they [the rays of the sun] not reflected, refracted, and inflected by one and the same principle ? --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Gram.) To vary, as a noun or a verb in its terminations; to decline, as a noun or adjective, or to conjugate, as a verb. [1913 Webster]

3. To modulate, as the voice. [1913 Webster]


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  • Inflected — In*flect ed, a. 1. Bent; turned; deflected. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) Having inflections; capable of, or subject to, inflection; inflective. [1913 Webster] {Inflected cycloid} (Geom.), a prolate cycloid. See {Cycloid}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inflected — inflected; un·inflected; …   English syllables

  • -inflected — [[t] ɪnflektɪd[/t]] 1) COMB in ADJ inflected is used to form adjectives describing someone s voice or accent. [LITERARY] Sergeant, I should like a word with you, said the newcomer, in a pleasantly inflected baritone. 2) COMB in ADJ inflected is… …   English dictionary

  • inflected — adjective 1. (of the voice) altered in tone or pitch his southern Yorkshire voice was less inflected and singing than her northern one • Ant: ↑uninflected • Similar to: ↑modulated 2. showing alteration in form (especially by the addition of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • inflected — in|flect|ed [ ın flektəd ] adjective LINGUISTICS an inflected form of a word is form that is different from the basic form, for example a plural form of a noun a. an inflected language has words that inflect …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inflected — adjective an inflected language contains many words which change their form according to their meaning or use: German is an inflected language …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inflected — UK [ɪnˈflektɪd] / US [ɪnˈflektəd] adjective linguistics a) an inflected form of a word is a form that is different from the basic form, for example a plural form of a noun b) an inflected language has words that inflect …   English dictionary

  • inflected — adjective a) Deviating from a straight line. (An inflected language is one in which words change form when their function changes.) b) Changed in form to reflect function (referring to a word) …   Wiktionary

  • inflected — in|flect|ed [ınˈflektıd] adj technical an inflected language contains many words which change their form according to their meaning or use …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inflected — adj. [L. in, in; flectere, to bend] Turned or bent inward or downward; inflexed …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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