Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or having inflection.
  • In grammar, exhibiting inflection; inflective; pertaining to inflection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to inflection; having, or characterized by, inflection.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to inflection.
  • adjective mathematics Of or pertaining to a point of inflection of a curve.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characterized by inflections indicating grammatical distinctions

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Examples

  • Throbert McGee: and still have a good recollection of the rather complicated patterns of inflectional suffixes for Latin nouns andverbs.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » PC

  • For a number of years now, Michael Tomasello has been arguing that perhaps linguistic structure is not nearly so complex and does not require nearly so many abstract components like inflectional phrases, particularly in the case of child speech.

    Class Notes: Verb Islands

  • I got hold of an electronic copy of the paper and counted the number of different words it contained grouping inflectional variations, such as walk/walks/walking/walked, as a single item, or lexeme, as linguists call it.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • I got hold of an electronic copy of the paper and counted the number of different words it contained grouping inflectional variations, such as walk/walks/walking/walked, as a single item, or lexeme, as linguists call it.

    On the 800-word myth

  • The Santorini & Kroch tree makes considerable use of "inflectional phrases," which weren't a part of the sentence diagrams I learned in school.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • Su and Cheung are both in the process of releasing much-needed new child corpora, with Su focusing on (if I remember correctly) optional infinitives (to the extent such can be recognized in a language with no inflectional morphology) and lexical tone, and Cheung focusing on argument structure alternations.

    Games with Words in Taiwan

  • Akkadian, meanwhile, is inflectional, so that a basic root can be modified to create words with different, if related, meanings by adding vowels, suffixes, and prefixes.

    The Whisperers

  • The Santorini & Kroch tree makes considerable use of "inflectional phrases," which weren't a part of the sentence diagrams I learned in school.

    Class Notes: Verb Islands

  • Akkadian, meanwhile, is inflectional, so that a basic root can be modified to create words with different, if related, meanings by adding vowels, suffixes, and prefixes.

    The Whisperers

  • For a number of years now, Michael Tomasello has been arguing that perhaps linguistic structure is not nearly so complex and does not require nearly so many abstract components like inflectional phrases, particularly in the case of child speech.

    Archive 2010-04-01

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