declension declension

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages
  2. (n) process of changing to an inferior state
  3. (n) a downward slope or bend
  4. (n) a class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms

Usage(s):

  1. In the first year they can learn enough grammar to read Vergil, she thinks, without parsing, and without memorizing the declension of every noun or the conjugation of every verb.
  2. By the time the show ends in a lurid atomic holocaust, it has depicted the trite declension of American life in three tenses: Past Dream, Present Nightmare, Future Oblivion.
  3. Gilda Radner was the country's favorite comedy Kewpie, and Bill Murray, a shambling declension of goofiness, was hoving into view.
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subordinate subordinate
/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /