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Definition of INFLECT

2 definitions found:

Inflect \In*flect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inflected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inflecting}.] [L. inflectere, inflexum; pref. in- in
     + flectere to bend. See {Flexible}, and cf. {Inflex}.]
     1. To turn from a direct line or course; to bend; to incline, to deflect; to curve; to bow. [1913 Webster]

              Are they [the rays of the sun] not reflected, refracted, and inflected by one and the same principle ?                           --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     3. To modulate, as the voice.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "inflect":
     analyze, arch, bend, bend back, bow, bracket, conjugate, crook, curl, curve, decline, decurve, deflect, dome, embow, flex, hook, hump, hunch, hyphenate, incurvate, incurve, intonate, loop, mark, modulate, parenthesize, parse, point, punctuate, recurve, reflect, reflex, retroflex, round, sag, swag, sweep, turn, vault, wind

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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