Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun declension

4 senses of declension

Sense 1
declension -- (the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages)
       => inflection, inflexion -- (a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function)

Sense 2
deterioration, decline in quality, declension, worsening -- (process of changing to an inferior state)
       => decline, diminution -- (change toward something smaller or lower)

Sense 3
descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope -- (a downward slope or bend)
       => slope, incline, side -- (an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain")

Sense 4
declension -- (a class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms; "the first declension in Latin")
       => class, category, family -- (a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents")

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