Indeclinable meaning

ĭndĭ-klīnə-bəl
Of or being a word that lacks grammatical inflection though belonging to a form class whose members are usually inflected.
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Without grammatical inflection.
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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."

adjective
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(grammar) A word that is not grammatically inflected.
noun
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Not declinable; having no case inflections.
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(grammar, of a word) Not grammatically inflected, especially if others of its class are usually inflected.
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Origin of indeclinable

  • From French indéclinable, from Middle French, from Latin indeclinabilis. See in- not, and decline.

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