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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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Reflecting myriad moods and tastes, this range reimagines rich legacy ingredients through modern inflections, thus reinterpreting coveted vintage luxury and giving it a desirable contemporary touch.
Calculus students, who know the inflection point in an s-shaped growth curve is where things start to slow down, would have been confused by Andy Grove's use of 'strategic inflection point' to mean 'the nightmare moment...
Derived nouns, i.e, the extended plural in MSA have the property of having a default inflection when pluralized.
These inflections have been classified and discussed in the context.
In Hungarian are apparently no univocally interpretable traces of the 3P verbal marker *-sV, although this suffix has been supposed to be a starting point for the 3P verbal inflections -a, -e, -ja, -je, -i that occur in the Hungarian definite conjugation, e.g.
* The telephone is for explaining a subject in greater detail or to debate a topic; to consult with, or come to a decision among, a group of dispersed workers; to allow colleagues to share ideas and feedback with the benefit of vocal inflections; and to make a group announcement and provide a forum to ask questions.
Now fans and newcomers alike can experience Adam's elegant mix of Gershwin sensibility, New Age introspection, and jazz inflections. Portal, a lusciously remastered compilation of 10 contemplative piano pieces, is an invitation to dream or meditate or make love.
That the effects derive from an element in some sense external to the multiple takes should come as no surprise; Horn's sets, series, and multiwork installations invariably involve a repercussive relay of allusions and inflections. But You Are the Weather, 1994-95, Clowd and Cloun (Blue) and Clowd and Cloun (Gray) (both 2001), and Doubt by Water, 2003-2004, demonstrated that atmospheric or geographic conditions, in the trace of an exposure or a proximate representation, could infiltrate and perturb the human facies, imbuing it with a dissociated abundance.
Here, however, justification for the derivation of form is attributed to traditional formal types and to specific site constraints, with the subtle inflections in plan reflecting the tapering plot, and a recognition of adjacent building heights producing dramatic distortions in elevation.
From key events which sparked changes and people involved in them to how inflections diseases have been stopped, Plagues And Poxes provides both a case history and a social analysis, written by a medical doctor who has been a member of many prestigious medical history societies.
This slender (56 pages) instructional showcases the principle that readings should be delivered with the cadences and vocal inflections normal to ordinary speech to be most effective.
Throughout her presentation, we come to realize the fundamental importance of a genre, the commentary of canonical artifacts, which is seldom granted the critical attention its complexities and inevitable political and theological inflections deserve.