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English noun: declension

1. declension the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages


Broader (hypernym)inflection, inflexion


Member holonymnoun

2. declension (process) process of changing to an inferior state


Synonymsdecline in quality, deterioration, worsening


Broader (hypernym)decline, diminution


Narrower (hyponym)drop-off, falling off, falloff, slack, slump

3. declension (object) a downward slope or bend


Synonymsdeclination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall


Broader (hypernym)incline, side, slope


Narrower (hyponym)downhill, steep


Antonymsacclivity, ascent, climb, upgrade, raise, rise

4. declension (group) a class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms


SamplesThe first declension in Latin.


Broader (hypernym)category, class, family









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