Term: Inflection

Definition:

Inflection , also spelled 'inflexion', is a system in which words' forms are altered by an affix. Nouns in English can be changed to show plurality, the 3rd person singular of most verbs is inflected by the addition of -s, etc.
 

See Also: Prefix; Suffix; Syntax; Concord; Agreement

Category: Prefixes & Suffixes

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