flexion vs inflection what difference

what is difference between flexion and inflection

English

Etymology

From Latin flexiō.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈflɛk.ʃən/

Noun

flexion (countable and uncountable, plural flexions)

  1. The act of bending a joint, especially a bone joint; the counteraction of extension.
  2. The state of being bent or flexed.
  3. Deviation from straightness.
  4. (grammar, dated) The variation of words by declension, comparison, or conjugation; inflection.

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French

Etymology

From Latin flexiō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /flɛk.sjɔ̃/

Noun

flexion f (plural flexions)

  1. (grammar) inflection

Further reading

  • “flexion” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


For inflection templates, see Wiktionary:Inflection templates.

English

Alternative forms

  • inflexion

Etymology

From the English inflexion, from Middle French inflexion, from Latin inflexio, inflexionis (a bending away from); the spelling inflection is due to influence from correction.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈflɛkʃən/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkʃən
  • Hyphenation: in‧flec‧tion

Noun

inflection (countable and uncountable, plural inflections)

  1. (grammar) A change in the form of a word to express different grammatical categories.
  2. A change in pitch or tone of voice.
  3. (mathematics) A change in curvature from concave to convex or from convex to concave.
  4. A turning away from a straight course.
  5. (optometry) diffraction

Synonyms

  • flection, flexion

Hyponyms

  • (grammar): conjugation
  • (grammar): comparison
  • (grammar): declension, declination

Related terms

  • inflect
  • inflected

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