inflectional

adjective
in·​flec·​tion·​al | \ in-ˈflek-shnəl How to pronounce inflectional (audio) , -shə-nᵊl \

Definition of inflectional

: of, relating to, or characterized by inflection an inflectional suffix

Other Words from inflectional

inflectionally adverb

First Known Use of inflectional

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Inflectional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inflectional. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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