adjective Date: 1832 of, relating to, or characterized by inflection <
an inflectional suffix
inflectionally adverb

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  • inflectional — [in flek′shə nəl] adj. 1. of, having, or expressing grammatical inflection [an inflectional suffix] 2. characterized by the use of inflection to express grammatical relations [Greek and Latin are inflectional languages] inflectionally adv …   English World dictionary

  • Inflectional — In*flec tion*al, a. Of or pertaining to inflection; having, or characterized by, inflection. Max M[ u]ller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inflectional — inflectionally, adv. /in flek sheuh nl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or used in inflection: an inflectional ending. 2. Ling. pertaining to or noting a language, as Latin, characterized by the use of inflection, esp. morphemic fusion or irregular… …   Universalium

  • inflectional — inflection (chiefly Brit. also inflexion) ► NOUN 1) Grammar a change in the form of a word (typically the ending) to express a grammatical function or attribute such as tense, mood, person, number, case, and gender. 2) a variation in intonation… …   English terms dictionary

  • inflectional — adjective characterized by inflections indicating grammatical distinctions inflectional morphology is used to indicate number and case and tense and person etc. • Ant: ↑derivational • Derivationally related forms: ↑inflection …   Useful english dictionary

  • inflectional — adjective Of or pertaining to inflection …   Wiktionary

  • inflectional — adj. of or pertaining to inflection (Grammar) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inflectional — in·flec·tion·al …   English syllables

  • inflectional — in•flec•tion•al [[t]ɪnˈflɛk ʃə nl[/t]] adj. gram. of, pertaining to, characterized by, or used in inflection • Etymology: 1825–35 in•flec′tion•al•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • Inflectional morphology — is a part of the study of linguistics.To apply an inflection is to change the form of a word so as to give it extra meaning. This extra meaning could be:* Number * Person * Case * Gender * Tense * Mood * Aspect * Politeness (as in the Japanese… …   Wikipedia

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