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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 three-judge panel's precedential ruling in the case found a proposed Inflection well pad in a Fairfield Township neighborhood deserved approval as a conditional use under a provision of the zoning code for residential agriculture districts allowing construction of "public service" facilities.
Kahan's "Getting Innovation Right" describes seven activities to mitigate the impact of negative inflection points such as the 2013 sequester, and to take advantage of positive inflection points.
The mathematical term for a change in market direction is an "Inflection Point," hence our name, Market Inflection Point Signals (or MIPS).
Summary: Oil above $120 a barrel would be an inflection point for global economic growth.
They believe that the world's information economy is currently at a pivotal inflection point, and seek to answer both how we have arrived here and the most auspicious path forward.
Finnic languages have no definite conjugation (see also Kortvely 2005 : 31-32), however, Lauri Posti has brought out that in case of these languages the verb in 3P may occur both with the (*)s-material (s ~ z ~ h ~ s ~ j) verbal inflection and without it (Posti 1980).
That is the same inflection point range seen for skin cancer prevalence in southwest Taiwan (Byrd et al.
More than half of the 58 markets surveyed recorded higher rents at mid-year 2005 than at the end of 2004, indicating that the recovery cycle has reached an inflection point in terms of pricing in many office districts.
Each lobe has a substantially similar lobal cross-sectional configuration comprising at least three concave portions, at least two convex portions and at least four inflection points along an outer perimeter of each lobal cross-sectional area.
It's often difficult to translate the stand-up comic to print: so much depends on stage presence, nuances in inflection, and more.
Disney is at an inflection point right now with all of the management changes going on.
Maintain an interested, conversational tone of voice with appropriate inflection.