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Definition 1: a class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms - [noun denoting group]

Samples where declension or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the first declension in Latin

(declension is a kind of ...) a collection of things sharing a common attribute

"there are two classes of detergents"

Definition 2: a downward slope or bend - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for declension in the sense of this definition

(declension is a kind of ...) an elevated geological formation

"he climbed the steep slope" "the house was built on the side of a mountain"

(... is a kind of declension ) the downward slope of a hill

(... is a kind of declension ) a steep place (as on a hill)

Definition 3: process of changing to an inferior state - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for declension in the sense of this definition

(declension is a kind of ...) change toward something smaller or lower

(... is a kind of declension ) a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality

"the team went into a slump" "a gradual slack in output" "a drop-off in attendance" "a falloff in quality"

Definition 4: the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages - [noun denoting linkdef]

(declension is a kind of ...) a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function

(declension is a member of ...) the word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition

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