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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·flec·tion /ɪnˈflɛkʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·flec·tion /ɪnˈflɛkʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·flec·tion n.  [Written also inflecxion.]
 1. The act of inflecting, or the state of being inflected.
 2. A bend; a fold; a curve; a turn; a twist.
 3. A slide, modulation, or accent of the voice; as, the rising and the falling inflection.
 4. Gram. The variation or change which words undergo to mark case, gender, number, comparison, tense, person, mood, voice, etc.
 5. Mus. (a) Any change or modification in the pitch or tone of the voice. (b) A departure from the monotone, or reciting note, in chanting.
 6. Opt. Same as Diffraction.
 Point of inflection Geom., the point on opposite sides of which a curve bends in contrary ways.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix)
           to indicate a change in its grammatical function [syn: inflexion]
      2: the patterns of stress and intonation in a language [syn: prosody]
      3: deviation from a straight or normal course [syn: flection,
      4: a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone
         of the voice is modified [syn: modulation]