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Synonyms for inflection
ɪnˈflɛk ʃənin·flec·tion

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  1. inflectionnoun

    flexion, flection

  2. inflectionnoun

    a change in the form of a word that reflects a change in grammatical function.

    flection, flexion

  3. inflectionnoun

    a change in pitch or tone of voice.

    flexion, flection

  4. inflectionnoun

    a change in curvature from concave to convex or from convex to concave.

    flection, flexion

  5. inflectionnoun

    a turning away from a straight course.

    flexion, flection

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inflection

    bend, curvature, inflexion, flexion

    straightness, rectilinearity, directness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inflection, inflexionnoun

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

    flexion, modulation, flection, inflexion, prosody

  2. prosody, inflectionnoun

    the patterns of stress and intonation in a language

    modulation, rhythmic pattern, metrics, prosody, flection, poetic rhythm, flexion, inflexion

  3. inflection, flection, flexionnoun

    deviation from a straight or normal course

    flexure, flexion, modulation, flection, inflexion, prosody

  4. modulation, inflectionnoun

    a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified

    modulation, flection, intonation, pitch contour, prosody, transition, flexion, inflexion

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inflectionnoun

    bending, curvature, bend, curvity, flexure, crook

  2. inflectionnoun

    (Gram.) variation (in declension or in conjugation)

  3. inflectionnoun

    (music and Elocution.) modulation (of the voice)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inflectionnoun

    modulation, accent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "inflection":

    turning, tipping

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  1. Steve Wozniak:

    We're at a clear inflection point and facing exponential growth of space commercialization, having a better, global understanding of what's already up in space is critical to powering the new space economy.

  2. David Hunter:

    That tells me all the bad news is discounted in the market right now, we're at an inflection point for bonds, stocks, rates and the dollar.

  3. Alan Johnson:

    This is kind of an inflection point, it used to be, 'As long as AUM is up and as long as the market is up, you'll be fine.' But that's no longer true.

  4. Greer Donley:

    Basically every time there's this inflection point, with the court changing, you see kind of these issues come up again.

  5. Kamala Harris:

    Were at an inflection point. The constant chaos leaves us adrift. The incompetence makes us feel afraid, the callousness makes us feel alone. Its a lot. And heres the thing : We can do better and deserve so much more. We must elect a president who will bring something different, something better, and do the important work. A president who will bring all of us togetherBlack, White, Latino, Asian, Indigenousto achieve the future we collectively want. We must elect Joe Biden.

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