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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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One thing is very clear: verbs in Old English had strong verbal inflections and gradually lost them over a period of time.
Inflection Systems' Pownell also believes that storage will be much more virtualized in the future.
found that the most common error in contexts requiring a past-tense inflection was the production of an infinitive.
The inflection point of the function [Alpha](T) is denoted by [Alpha]([T.
For the first time since Croly's era, we are at an inflection point in American politics, a time when the fundamental definition of what politics is all about could change.
Consider the English inflection for number with its two explicit cases: singular and plural.
I call it the strategic inflection point as shown in Exhibit 1 on page 36.
polyptoton Late Latin, from Greek polypto^Oton, neuter of polypto^Otos using many inflected forms (of the same word), from poly- many + -pto^Otos, a derivative of ptosis accidence, inflection, literally, the act of falling
NEW YORK -- As part of its Q-Series[R] initiative, UBS is proud to host Inflection Points Towards Sustainability on October 3 at Bloomberg headquarters in New York City.
The author has organized the chapters that make up the main body of his text in parts devoted to an introduction to his research, the phonological background, nominal inflection, verbal inflection, and his concluding remarks.
Getting Innovation Right provides real-world strategies for uncovering - and capitalizing on - the inflection points that drive potential.
It should be viewed in connection with its determinative function in case of a possessive suffix and the use as a personal inflection of the determinative conjugation and its *s-initiality in Finno-Permic languages and *t-initiality in Ob-Ugric and Samoyedic languages (in Hungarian the consonant matter is either j or lacking altogether).