Inflex
Inflex In*flex", v. t. [Cf. {Flex}, {Inflect}.] To bend; to cause to become curved; to make crooked; to deflect. --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]

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  • inflex — in|flex Mot Agut Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • inflex — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inflecting — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inflexed — /in flekst /, adj. Bot., Zool. inflected; bent or folded downward or inward: an inflexed leaf. [1655 65; < L inflex(us), ptp. of inflectere to bend in (see INFLECT) + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • inflexed — in•flexed [[t]ɪnˈflɛkst[/t]] adj. bot zool. bio inflected; bent or folded downward or inward • Etymology: 1655–65; < L inflex(us), ptp. of inflectere to bend in …   From formal English to slang

  • inflect — v. 1 tr. change the pitch of (the voice, a musical note, etc.). 2 Gram. a tr. change the form of (a word) to express tense, gender, number, mood, etc. b intr. (of a word, language, etc.) undergo such change. 3 tr. bend inwards; curve. Derivatives …   Useful english dictionary

  • inflectionless — shənlə̇s adjective : having no inflections * * * inflecˈtionless or inflexˈionless adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑inflect …   Useful english dictionary

  • inflectionally — adverb see inflectional * * * inflecˈtionally or inflexˈionally adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑inflect …   Useful english dictionary

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