declension :

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  • n  the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages
  • n  process of changing to an inferior state
  • n  a downward slope or bend
  • n  a class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms
    the first declension in Latin

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • And from the first declension of the flesh .

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