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English definition of “declension”

declension

noun uk   /dɪˈklen.ʃən/ us  
[C] a group of nouns or adjectives that decline in the same way: How many declensions are there in German? Rex is in the third declensionGrammatical terms [U] the act of declining a word, or the way you decline it
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declension noun (medicine)

[U] specialized medical a situation in which a medical condition gets worseBeing and falling ill
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