declension

  • 1 Declension — De*clen sion, n. [Apparently corrupted fr. F. d[ e]clinaison, fr. L. declinatio, fr. declinare. See {Decline}, and cf. {Declination}.] 1. The act or the state of declining; declination; descent; slope. [1913 Webster] The declension of the land… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 declension — index curtailment, decrease, decrement, degradation, deterioration, rejection, relapse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Bur …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 declension — mid 15c., ultimately from L. declinationem (nom. declinatio), noun of action from pp. stem of declinare (see DECLINE (Cf. decline)); perhaps via French; the form is irregular, and its history obscure [OED] …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 declension — decline, decadence, *deterioration, degeneration, devolution Analogous words: decaying or decay, disintegration, crumbling (see corresponding verbs at DECAY): retrogressiveness or retrogression, regressiveness or regression (see corresponding… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 declension — ► NOUN 1) the variation of the form of a noun, pronoun, or adjective that identifies its grammatical case, number, and gender. 2) the class to which a noun or adjective is assigned according to this variation. ORIGIN from Old French decliner to… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 declension — [dē klen′shən, diklen′shən] n. [ME declenson < OFr declinaison < L declinatio, a bending aside, inflection (< pp. of declinare: see DECLINE): ME form infl. by assoc. with L descensio, a descending: see DESCEND] 1. a bending or sloping… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Declension — In linguistics, declension is the inflection of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and articles to indicate number (at least singular and plural), case (nominative or subjective, genitive or possessive, etc.), and gender. A declension is also a group… …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 declension — /di klen sheuhn/, n. 1. Gram. a. the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives for categories such as case and number. b. the whole set of inflected forms of such a word, or the recital thereof in a fixed order. c. a class of such words… …

    Universalium

  • 9 declension — noun /dɪˈklɛn.ʃən/ a) A way of categorizing nouns, pronouns, or adjectives according to the inflections they receive. In Latin, amicus belongs to the second declension. Most second declension nouns end in i in the genitive singular and um in the… …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 declension — n. an adjective; noun; strong; weak declension * * * [dɪ klenʃ(ə)n] noun strong weak declension an adjective …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 declension — UK [dɪˈklenʃ(ə)n] / US [dɪˈklenʃən] noun Word forms declension : singular declension plural declensions linguistics 1) [uncountable] the process by which the form of nouns, adjectives, or pronouns changes in some languages depending on their… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 declension — de•clen•sion [[t]dɪˈklɛn ʃən[/t]] n. 1) gram. a) the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives for categories such as case and number b) the whole set of inflected forms of such a word, or the recital thereof in a fixed order c) a class of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 declension — /dəˈklɛnʃən / (say duh klenshuhn) noun 1. Grammar a. the inflection of nouns, and of words similarly inflected, for categories such as case and number. For example (Latin): puella, puellam, puellae, puellae, etc. b. the whole set of inflected… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 declension — noun Etymology: Middle English declenson, modification of Middle French declinaison, from Latin declination , declinatio grammatical inflection, turning aside, from declinare to inflect, turn aside Date: 15th century 1. a. noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 declension — См. declinazione …

    Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • 16 declension — Synonyms and related words: IC analysis, abnegation, accidence, affix, affixation, allomorph, bound morpheme, cascade, catabasis, cataract, chute, collapse, comedown, conjugation, contradiction, crash, cutting, debacle, debasement, decadence,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 declension — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Descent to a lower level or condition: atrophy, decadence, declination, decline, degeneracy, degeneration, deterioration. See BETTER …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 declension — de|clen|sion [dıˈklenʃən] n [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: déclinaison, from Latin declinare to turn aside, inflect ] 1.) the set of various forms that a noun, ↑pronoun, or adjective can have according to whether it is the ↑subject, ↑object… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 declension — de|clen|sion [ dı klenʃən ] noun LINGUISTICS 1. ) uncount the process by which the form of nouns, adjectives, or pronouns changes in some languages depending on their relationship to other words in a sentence 2. ) count a group of nouns,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 declension — de·clen·sion || dɪ klenʃn n. (Grammar) variation of the form (of a noun, verb, etc.); decline, descent, slope …

    English contemporary dictionary


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