Pronunciation: (in-flekt'), [key]
1. to modulate (the voice).
a. to apply inflection to (a word).
b. to recite or display all or a distinct set of the inflections of (a word); decline or conjugate.
3. to bend; turn from a direct line or course.
4. Bot.to bend in.
Gram.to be characterized by inflection.
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