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IC analysis, abnegation, accidence, affix, affixation, allomorph, bound morpheme, cascade, catabasis, cataract, chute, collapse, comedown, conjugation, contradiction, crash, cutting, debacle, debasement, decadence, decadency, deceleration, declination, declinature, decline, decline and fall, declining, decrescendo, defluxion, deformation, degeneracy, degenerateness, degeneration, degradation, demotion, denial, depravation, depravedness, depreciation, deprivation, derivation, derogation, descending, descension, descent, deterioration, devolution, difference of form, dilapidation, diminuendo, disagreement, disallowance, disclaimer, disclamation, disobedience, dissent, dive, down, downbend, downcome, downcurve, downfall, downflow, downgrade, downpour, downrush, downtrend, downturn, downward mobility, downward trend, drop, dropping, dwindling, dying, ebb, effeteness, enclitic, fading, failing, fall, falling, falling-off, formative, free form, gravitation, holding back, immediate constituent analysis, inclination, infix, infixation, inflection, involution, lapse, loss of tone, morph, morpheme, morphemic analysis, morphemics, morphology, morphophonemics, nay, negation, negative, negative answer, nix, no, nonacceptance, noncompliance, nonconsent, nonobservance, paradigm, plummeting, plunge, pounce, prefix, prefixation, proclitic, radical, rapids, recantation, refusal, regression, rejection, remission, repudiation, retention, retreat, retrocession, retrogradation, retrogression, root, ruination, slippage, slowdown, slump, stem, stoop, subsidence, suffix, suffixation, swoop, theme, thumbs-down, turndown, unwillingness, wane, waterfall, withholding, word-formation

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  • Declension — De*clen sion, n. [Apparently corrupted fr. F. d[ e]clinaison, fr. L. declinatio, fr. declinare. See {Decline}, and cf. {Declination}.] 1. The act or the state of declining; declination; descent; slope. [1913 Webster] The declension of the land… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • declension — index curtailment, decrease, decrement, degradation, deterioration, rejection, relapse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Bur …   Law dictionary

  • declension — mid 15c., ultimately from L. declinationem (nom. declinatio), noun of action from pp. stem of declinare (see DECLINE (Cf. decline)); perhaps via French; the form is irregular, and its history obscure [OED] …   Etymology dictionary

  • declension — decline, decadence, *deterioration, degeneration, devolution Analogous words: decaying or decay, disintegration, crumbling (see corresponding verbs at DECAY): retrogressiveness or retrogression, regressiveness or regression (see corresponding… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • declension — ► NOUN 1) the variation of the form of a noun, pronoun, or adjective that identifies its grammatical case, number, and gender. 2) the class to which a noun or adjective is assigned according to this variation. ORIGIN from Old French decliner to… …   English terms dictionary

  • declension — [dē klen′shən, diklen′shən] n. [ME declenson < OFr declinaison < L declinatio, a bending aside, inflection (< pp. of declinare: see DECLINE): ME form infl. by assoc. with L descensio, a descending: see DESCEND] 1. a bending or sloping… …   English World dictionary

  • Declension — In linguistics, declension is the inflection of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and articles to indicate number (at least singular and plural), case (nominative or subjective, genitive or possessive, etc.), and gender. A declension is also a group… …   Wikipedia

  • declension — /di klen sheuhn/, n. 1. Gram. a. the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives for categories such as case and number. b. the whole set of inflected forms of such a word, or the recital thereof in a fixed order. c. a class of such words… …   Universalium

  • declension — noun /dɪˈklɛn.ʃən/ a) A way of categorizing nouns, pronouns, or adjectives according to the inflections they receive. In Latin, amicus belongs to the second declension. Most second declension nouns end in i in the genitive singular and um in the… …   Wiktionary

  • declension — n. an adjective; noun; strong; weak declension * * * [dɪ klenʃ(ə)n] noun strong weak declension an adjective …   Combinatory dictionary

  • declension — UK [dɪˈklenʃ(ə)n] / US [dɪˈklenʃən] noun Word forms declension : singular declension plural declensions linguistics 1) [uncountable] the process by which the form of nouns, adjectives, or pronouns changes in some languages depending on their… …   English dictionary

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