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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accidence  \Ac"ci*dence\,  n.  [A  corruption  of  Eng.  accidents,  pl 
  of  accident.  See  {Accident},  2.] 
  1.  The  accidents,  of  inflections  of  words  the  rudiments  of 
  grammar.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  The  rudiments  of  any  subject.  --Lowell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accidence 
  n  :  the  part  of  grammar  that  deals  with  the  inflections  of  words 
  [syn:  {inflectional  morphology}] 




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