- the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives for categories such as case and number.
- the whole set of inflected forms of such a word, or the recital thereof in a fixed order.
- a class of such words having similar sets of inflected forms: the Latin second declension.
Words nearby declension
How to use declension in a sentence
Nouns of the weak declension have -e in all cases of the singular, -en throughout the 500 plural.
Encouraged by these reflections, a new stock of patience was gathered, and the declension of the sun was viewed with less alarm.The Deerslayer|James Fenimore Cooper
The word Dy, which supplies this declension, is derived from Indyim mine.
I shall conclude these remarks, with full examples of each pronominal declension.
Why this steady declension, with which, considering the character of Cecilia, the court sojourn can have had nothing to do?The English Novel|George Saintsbury
British Dictionary definitions for declension
- inflection of nouns, pronouns, or adjectives for case, number, and gender
- the complete set of the inflections of such a word"puella" is a first-declension noun in Latin