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inflection

noun accent, accentuation, cadence, expression, intonation, modulation, pitch, stress, tone, voice change
Associated concepts: demeanor of a witness, polygraph test
See also: intonation, stress
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The subjunctive is indeed incompatible with their definition of "finite" forms: "Verbs inflected for tense or agreement are finite" (1999: 34).
Katherine Eggert's reading of genre as culturally inflected and historically contingent in relation to the issue of queenship, particularly Elizabeth I's reign, is an important expansion of considerations of the female ruler's influence over literary production in early modern England.
At both ends of the long gallery, you are inflected northwards towards special collections: to the west, the children's gallery, and to the east, the aboriginal cultural centre.
Inside, you are inflected by the Aalto-like curve of the pale stone reception desk out from the comparatively cramped space under the upper floor into the double-height square of the main exhibition area.
However, thanks to the work of our in-house native speakers, consultants and the patented T9 compression technology, the resulting database is very efficient despite the complexities of this inflected language," said Pim van Meurs, Director of Linguistics at Tegic Communications.
Whatever has happened along these lines in mass culture, it's worth asking whether any such shift has taken place in New York art production, particularly in pieces most obviously inflected by today's agitated political climate.
At the west end, off Europa Boulevard (the main thoroughfare of the east side of the Expo site), the glass screen is inflected.
Although inflected by cutting-edge technologies, these works are insistently handmade.
Inflected by both the universal and the particular, Alberto Kalach is one of an emerging generation of Mexican architects who fuses the abstract language of Modernism with indigenous Mexican influences.
Like Will Bruder for whom he used to work, Wendell Burnette creates taut, distilled architecture inflected by the austere beauty of the Arizona landscape.
Nevertheless, her emphasis on the temporal is a welcome change from the orientation towards landscape that dominates many similarly inflected studies.
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