Inflection meaning

ĭn-flĕkshən
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Alteration in pitch or tone of the voice.
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The definition of inflection is a change in pitch or tone of the voice.

When your voice raises up at the end of a word to signify you are asking a question, this is an example of inflection.

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A turning or bending away from a course or position of alignment.
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Any change in tone or pitch of the voice; modulation.

To signal a question by a rising inflection.

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A turning, bending, or curving.
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A turn, bend, or curve.
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A change of a curve or arc from convex to concave or the reverse.
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(grammar) A change in the form of a word that reflects a change in grammatical function.

An inflection for gender, number, or tense.

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A change in pitch or tone of voice.
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(mathematics) A change in curvature from concave to convex or from convex to concave.
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A turning away from a straight course.
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(optometry) Diffraction.
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The act of inflecting or the state of being inflected.
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Origin of inflection

  • From the English inflexion, from Middle French inflexion, from Latin inflexio, inflexionis (“a bending away from”); the spelling inflection is due to influence from correction.

    From Wiktionary