inflection

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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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Note that in inflective languages it is common the usage of O morpheme (empty morpheme), that expresses some grammemes by default (usually, most common grammemes like singular, third person, etc).
Tagging Inflective Languages: Prediction of Morphological Categories for a Rich, Structured Tagset.
Wenger is careful to stress that his use of the term `practice' does not reflect the dichotomy that is traditionally made between the notions of `theory' and `practice', for practice is influenced by theory, and is also not an inherently inflective activity.
On the other hand, when persons injured in the right anterior hemisphere lose the ability to express the tonal, inflective, or nonverbal aspects of emotion, they sound flat and uninterested.
His impressive background in the design and building materials space will serve him well in his new role, and we look forward to inflective growth under his leadership.