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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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