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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).
Verbs, too, are less inflected than ours, mainly existing in the basic, or infinitive, form, without regard to person, number, or even tense: "Yesterday we go to camp, find much trouble there.
As his own irrefutable exegeses make clear, images have the ability to change in coloring in different contexts, to be inflected by other images even while retaining expressive communicability and clarity.
Turrell's work fuses ancient tradition with contemporary influences--the crater is located on a working cattle ranch and the region is inflected by Native American, Western and modern cultures.
Madrid-based Luis Mansilla and his partner Emillo Tunon began their careers in the office of Rafael Moneo and their work is strongly inflected by similar formal concerns.
Effectively indexing Korean text requires complex linguistic analysis, as the Korean language is heavily inflected and contains hundreds of grammatical affixes.
For me, what critic Kate Bush calls "postappropriation" is indicative of the shifting of terms inflected by new technology, when one era, shaped by mechanical reproduction, gives way to another, shaped by replication, with all its attendant metaphors.
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.
But in fact, the spaces are defined by walls inflected in both plan and section, so although the spaces seem right for Aasen's books and desk and chairs, they emphasize their nature, as a conventional orthogonal layout could not.
Much of it consisted of, or portrayed, stage sets--from Thomas Demand's immaculate color photographs of architecturally inflected paper-and-cardboard scale models through Miriam Backstrom's and Ursula Rogg's photographic documents of TV or movie production sets to Shao Yinong + Muchen's photographic series of once politically potent "assembly halls" in the People's Republic of China.
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.
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.