declension definition

  • noun:
    • Linguistics using languages, the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives in categories eg situation, number, and sex.
    • Linguistics a course of terms of 1 language with similar or the same system of inflections, like the first declension in Latin.
    • A descending pitch; a descent.
    • A decline or decrease; deterioration: "Says and empires have actually their durations of declension” ( Laurence Sterne).
    • A deviation, as from a regular or training.
    • : an easy method of categorizing nouns, pronouns, or adjectives based on the inflections they obtain.
    • : The act of declining a word; the act of detailing the inflections of a noun, pronoun or adjective trying.
    • The work or even the condition of declining; declination; descent; slope.
    • A falling down towards a worse state; a downward propensity; deterioration; decay
    • Act of courteously refusing; work of declining; a declinature; refusal.
    • Inflection of nouns, adjectives, etc., based on the grammatical situations.
    • The form of the inflection of a word declined by cases
    • Rehearsing a word as declined.
    • A sloping downward; a declination; a descent; a slope; a declivity.
    • A sinking or falling into less or inferior state; deterioration; decline.
    • Refusal; non-acceptance.
    • In sentence structure: The inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives; strictly, the deviation of other designs of these a word from that of its nominative instance; generally speaking, the synthesis of the various cases from the stem, or from the nominative singular as representing it: hence, in English, man, man's, men, men's; in Latin, rex, regis, regi, regem, rege, in the single, and reges, regum, regibus, when you look at the plural.
    • The rehearsing of a word as declined; the work of decreasing a word, as a noun.
    • a course of nouns declined on the same type: because, very first or second declension; the five Latin declensions. Abbreviated decl.
    • a class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages obtaining the same (or very similar) inflectional kinds
    • the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages
    • means of altering to a substandard condition
    • a downward slope or flex

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