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declensionnoun

uk   us   /dɪˈklen.ʃən/
  • declension noun (GRAMMAR)

[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 declension [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 ​medicalcondition gets ​worse
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