Accidence Definition

ăksĭ-dəns, -dĕns
noun
The part of grammar that deals with the inflection of words.
Webster's New World
The elementary or first parts of a subject; rudiments.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
inflectional morphology

Other Word Forms of Accidence

Noun

Singular:
accidence
Plural:
accidences

Origin of Accidence

  • Middle English from Late Latin accidentia from Latin accidēns accident- accident accident

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin accidentia (“accidental matters”), from accidens, present participle of accidere (“to happen”)

    From Wiktionary

  • First attested in the late 14th century.

    From Wiktionary

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