inflected definition

  • adjective:
    • Deviating from a straight line.
    • altered in form to mirror function (discussing a word).
    • Having inflected word kinds.
    • bent or curved inwards or downward
    • Bent; turned; deflected.
    • Having inflections; with the capacity of, or at the mercy of, inflection; inflective.
    • showing alteration in kind (especially with the addition of affixes)
    • (for the sound) altered in tone or pitch
  • verb:
    • Easy past tight and past participle of inflect.
  • others:
    • Bent or switched from an immediate range or program: as, an inflected ray of light.
    • In zoöl., anat., and botany, bent or turned inwards or downward: as, the inflected mandibular position of marsupials; inflected leaves, stamens, or petals.
    • In grammar, denoting change of office by variation of kind: as, an inflected verb.
    • Serrated, or bent inward, as contour-lines representing deep ravines or narrow valleys cutting into an escarpment.

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