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Declension

De`clen´sion
n.1.The act or the state of declining; declination; descent; slope.
The declension of the land from that place to the sea.
- T. Burnet.
2.A falling off towards a worse state; a downward tendency; deterioration; decay; as, the declension of virtue, of science, of a state, etc.
3.Act of courteously refusing; act of declining; a declinature; refusal; as, the declension of a nomination.
4.(Gram.) Inflection of nouns, adjectives, etc., according to the grammatical cases.
Declension of the needle
declination of the needle.
Noun1.declension - the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages
2.declension - process of changing to an inferior state
3.declension - a downward slope or bend
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"
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Declaratory
Declaratory act
declaratory sentence
Declare
declare oneself
declared
Declaredly
Declaredness
Declarement
Declarer
Declass
declasse
declassification
declassified
declassify
declaw
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Declension of the needle
Declensional
Declinable
Declinal
Declinate
Declination
Declination compass
Declination of the compass
declination of the needle
Declinator
Declinatory
Declinatory plea
Declinature
Decline
decline in quality
Declined
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