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accidence

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noun ac·ci·dence \ˈak-sə-dən(t)s, -ˌden(t)s\

Definition of accidence

  1. :  a part of grammar that deals with inflections



Origin and Etymology of accidence

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin accidentia inflections of words, nonessential qualities, plural of accident-, accidens, noun


First Known Use: 15th century


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