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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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