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inflection

inf lek shuhn

  • n  a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
  • n  the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
  • n  deviation from a straight or normal course
  • n  a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified

  • In casual conversation, emotional stuffing is lent to words by inflection and gesture: the innocent phrase, "Thanks a lot," is frequently a vehicle for heaping servings of .
  • Unfortunately, in this recession, we haven't reached the inflection point yet.
  • I know that you're writing this piece in sarcasm, but it has a really odd inflection about it, as if you don't really personally know these things about us.
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  • Jean-Claude Trichet in guardian.co.uk
    We are, as far as growth is concerned, around the inflection point in the cycle,said European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet.
  • Ray Ozzie in Reuters
    Google's success very clearly caused an inflection point within the industry and within Microsoft,Ozzie said in a question-and-answer session monitored online.
  • Steve Ballmer in Financial Times (subscription)
    We are investing together because the communications industry is at an inflection point,Mr Ballmer said at the time of the deal with Nortel.

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