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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inflect  \In*flect"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Inflected};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Inflecting}.]  [L.  inflectere  inflexum  pref.  in.-  in 
  +  flectere  to  bend.  See  {Flexibl},  and  cf  {Inflex}.] 
  1.  To  turn  from  a  direct  line  or  course;  to  bend;  to  incline, 
  to  deflect;  to  curve;  to  bow. 
 
  Are  they  [the  rays  of  the  sun]  not  reflected, 
  refracted,  and  inflected  by  one  and  the  same 
  principle  ?  --Sir  I. 
  Newton. 
 
  2.  (Gram.)  To  vary,  as  a  noun  or  a  verb  in  its  terminations; 
  to  decline  as  a  noun  or  adjective,  or  to  conjugate,  as  a 
  verb 
 
  3.  To  modulate,  as  the  voice. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inflected  \In*flect"ed\,  a. 
  1.  Bent;  turned;  deflected. 
 
  2.  (Gram.)  Having  inflections;  capable  of  or  subject  to 
  inflection;  inflective. 
 
  {Inflected  cycloid}  (Geom.),  a  prolate  cycloid.  See 
  {Cycloid}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inflected 
  adj  1:  (grammar)  showing  alteration  in  form  especially  by  addition 
  of  affixes;  "`swam'  and  `boys'  are  inflected  words"; 
  "German  is  an  inflected  language" 
  2:  having  inflections  to  indicate  tense  [syn:  {tensed}] 
  3:  (of  the  voice)  altered  in  tone  or  pitch;  "his  southern 
  Yorkshire  voice  was  less  inflected  and  singing  than  her 
  northern  one"  [ant:  {uninflected}] 
  4:  expressing  grammatical  relations  by  means  of  affixes  or 
  changes  in  vowels  or  consonants  [syn:  {inflectional}] 




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