from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of inflection.
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- n. Alternative spelling of inflection.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Inflection.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See inflection, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
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English has more inflexion and tonal variation, variance in levels of accent and length of syllables, all of which make it easier to hear though more difficult to speak, a reverse of the problems for a native Spanish speaker learning English than what I experience.
"We are coming close to an inflexion point with respect to discretionary spend," said Mr. Dave of OC&C Strategy Consultants.
"Even in the case of sovereign debt, there is an inflexion point beyond which fiscal deficits militate against growth," Mr. Subbarao said at a conference.
Two major inflexion points will be: (1) the discretion exercised by the officials at the Securities & Exchange Commission, and (2) how whistleblowers can avoid the potentially adverse consequences of disclosing corruption.
They are convinced that they stand on the hinge of history, the inflexion point where the roller coaster starts to go downhill.
I don't know now exactly how it came to happen; some tone or inflexion in my voice, I suppose, that brought her little castle tumbling down.
The chant was almost like saying “Go team” with an upward inflexion as if to ask a question.
So, what you're seeing here is mixed signals, and that means that we're at some sort of an inflexion point in the economy, and it means that this economy is going two ways.
"Gross margins rose sequentially, continuing the inflexion point that started last quarter when it rose for the first time in three years," wrote analysts at Pali Research who rate the company at Buy.
A recent study of the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 has illustrated how the influenza, initially with a low reproductive rate, reached a point of inflexion, after which it spread exponentially.