- 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 .