[ in-flek-shuh-nl ]

  1. of, relating to, or used in inflection: an inflectional ending.

  2. Linguistics. pertaining to or noting a language, as Latin, characterized by the use of inflection, especially morphemic fusion or irregular morphophonemic alternation.: Compare agglutinative (def. 2), isolating.

Origin of inflectional

First recorded in 1825–35; inflection + -al1

Other words from inflectional

  • in·flec·tion·al·ly, adverb
  • non·in·flec·tion·al, adjective
  • non·in·flec·tion·al·ly, adverb
  • pre·in·flec·tion·al, adjective

Words Nearby inflectional Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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