1. [ adjective ] (linguistics) showing alteration in form (especially by the addition of affixes)

"`boys' and `swam' are inflected English words" "German is an inflected langauge"

Related terms: uninflected linguistics derivative
2. [ adjective ] (grammar) having inflections to indicate tense
Synonyms: tensed
Related terms: finite
3. [ adjective ] (of the voice) altered in tone or pitch

"his southern Yorkshire voice was less inflected and singing than her northern one"

Related terms: uninflected modulated
4. [ adjective ] (grammar,linguistics) expressing grammatical relations by means of affixes or changes in vowels or consonants
Synonyms: inflectional
Related terms: synthetic
Similar spelling:   inflect