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inflective


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inflective  \In*flect"ive\,  a. 
  1.  Capable  of  or  pertaining  to  inflection;  deflecting;  as 
  the  inflective  quality  of  the  air.  --Derham. 
 
  2.  (Gram.)  Inflectional;  characterized  by  variation,  or 
  change  in  form  to  mark  case,  tense,  etc.;  subject  to 
  inflection. 
 
  {Inflective  language}  (Philol.),  a  language  like  the  Greek  or 
  Latin,  consisting  largely  of  stems  with  variable 
  terminations  or  suffixes  which  were  once  independent 
  words  English  is  both  agglutinative,  as  manlike, 
  headache,  and  inflective,  as  he  his  him  Cf 
  {Agglutinative}.