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inflectionnoun

 us   /ɪnˈflek·ʃən/
  • inflection noun (SPEECH)

[U] change in the ​quality of the ​voice, often ​showing an ​emotion: Phyllis ​replies without any ​particular inflection in her ​voice, "I ​guess I’m ​lazy."
  • inflection noun (GRAMMAR)

grammar [C] a ​change in a word ​form or ​ending to show a ​difference in the word’s ​meaning or use: "Gets," "got," and "​gotten" are inflections of the ​verb "get."
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"inflection" in British English

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inflectionnoun

(UK also inflexion) uk   /ɪnˈflek.ʃən/  us   /ɪnˈflek.ʃən/
  • inflection noun (GRAMMAR)

[C] specialized language a ​change in or ​addition to the ​form of a word that ​shows a ​change in the way it is used in ​sentences: If you ​add the ​plural inflection "-s" to "​dog" you get "​dogs".

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