HyperDic: declension

English > 4 senses of the word declension:
NOUNrelationdeclensionthe inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages
processdeclension, deterioration, decline in quality, worseningprocess of changing to an inferior state
objectdeclension, descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, downslopea downward slope or bend
groupdeclensiona class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms
English > declension: 4 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningThe inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages.
MembersnounThe word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition
Broaderinflection, inflexionA change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
Spanishdeclinación
Catalandeclinació gramatical, declinació
Verbsdeclineinflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"
English > declension: 4 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningProcess of changing to an inferior state.
Synonymsdeterioration, decline in quality, worsening
Narrowerslump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling offA noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
Broaderdecline, diminutionchange toward something smaller or lower
Spanishdesmejora, deterioración, deterioro, empeoramiento, peoría
Catalandesmillorament, deterioració, empitjorament, pitjora, pitjoria
Verbsdeclinegrow worse
English > declension: 4 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA downward slope or bend.
Synonymsdescent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, downslope
NarrowerdownhillThe downward slope of a hill
steepA steep place (as on a hill)
Broaderslope, incline, sideAn elevated geological formation
Oppositeascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgradeAn upward slope or grade (as in a road)
Spanishbajada, caída, declinación, declive, declividad, descenso, inclinación, pendiente
Catalanbaixada, baixant, caiguda, declinació, declivi, inclinació, rost
Verbsdeclinego down
English > declension: 4 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningA class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms.
Example"the first declension in Latin"
Broaderclass, category, familyA collection of things sharing a common attribute
Spanishdeclinación
Verbsdeclineinflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"

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