The definition of indeclinable is a grammar term that is a word that must be determined from its context because it does not have anything added to show a grammatical category such as tense, gender, mood or number.
An example of an indeclinable word is the word "must" or the word "coffee."
- Without grammatical inflection.
- Of or being a word that lacks grammatical inflection though belonging to a form class whose members are usually inflected.
- (grammar) A word that is not grammatically inflected.
OriginSee also: indéclinable
- Thus the capitals of the Remi and Parisii were actually Durocortorum and Lutetia: the appellations in use were Remis or Remus, Parisiis or Parisiusthese forms being indeclinable nouns formed from a sort of locative of the tribe names.
- The relative consists only of the letter d (indeclinable) prefixed to words.