declension

Primary Meanings of declension

1.
n
the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages
2.
n
a downward slope or bend
Full Definitions of declension
1

n the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages

Type of:
inflection, inflexion
a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function

n a class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms

“the first declension in Latin”
Type of:
category, class, family
a collection of things sharing a common attribute
2

n a downward slope or bend

Synonyms:
declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall
Antonyms:
acclivity, ascent, climb, raise, rise, upgrade
an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
Types:
downhill
the downward slope of a hill
steep
a steep place (as on a hill)
Type of:
incline, side, slope
an elevated geological formation

n process of changing to an inferior state

Synonyms:
decline in quality, deterioration, worsening
Types:
drop-off, falling off, falloff, slack, slump
a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
Type of:
decline, diminution
change toward something smaller or lower

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