Definitions

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  • adj. That does not use inflection.
  • adj. That has not been inflected.

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

  • adj. (of the voice) not inflected
  • adj. expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection
  • adj. not inflected

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Examples

  • Somewhat by chance, English has become increasingly uninflected.

    The English Is Coming!

  • The foreign language should be rendered in as rapid and uninflected a manner as possible, also without an accent.

    George Heymont: Strangers in Strange Lands

  • Zero-marking appears in some other places in English: the plural of sheep is sheep, and the conjugated verb eat in I eat fish is indistinguishable from the uninflected infinitival form in I want to eat fish.

    2009 October « Motivated Grammar

  • Levy and Richard Fleeshman power their way through an uninflected score: all peaks and pain and big ballads, all orgasm, no flirtation.

    A Woman Killed with Kindness; Loyalty; Ghost – review

  • It's these stories that offered a Raymond Carver engaged in his own kind of experimentation (how bare and uninflected can realism become while still maintaing our interest?), which as far as I can tell is mostly absent in the more elaborated but conventional Lish-less originals.

    Writing and Publishing

  • This spare, uninflected work, sung by Ms. Van Eyck and Mr. Burdette, was almost too understated, its points about the ease of forgetting and the unreliability of photographs as a substitute for memory dissolving along with its music.

    Writing Death's Gentle Aria in the Face of Despair

  • Death of David Kelly has a pale moon rocking in a midnight-blue sky, uninflected as a child might paint it, sadness in its stark simplicity.

    Turner prize 2010 – review

  • For its first two centuries, Congress preferred uninflected titles for its work product, whether passing the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, or the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Congress Finds, in Passing Bills, That Names Can Never Hurt You

  • DAVID EDELSTEIN: The paranoid thriller "The American" is spare, solemn, uninflected.

    'The American': An Abstract, Angst-Filled Art Thriller

  • At the same time Franklin was convinced that even uninflected reports about the wine-dealing rabbis—the kind appearing daily in the newspapers—could only foment more anti-Semitism.

    LAST CALL

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