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 accidens “set of grammatical endings,” borrowed from Late Latin accidentia “categories applicable to a word class (such as gender, number, and case for nouns),” from neuter plural of Latin accident-, accidens “contingent attribute” — more at accident


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