Inflection vs Desinence - What's the difference?

inflection | desinence |


As nouns the difference between inflection and desinence

is that inflection is (grammar) a change in the form of a word that reflects a change in grammatical function while desinence is (linguistics) a suffix used as an inflection; an ending; inflectional suffix.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

inflection

Alternative forms

* inflexion

Noun

  • (grammar) A change in the form of a word that reflects a change in grammatical function.
  • an inflection for gender, number, or tense
  • A change in pitch or tone of voice.
  • (mathematics) A change in curvature from concave to convex or from convex to concave.
  • A turning away from a straight course.
  • (optometry) diffraction
  • Synonyms

    * flection * flexion

    Hyponyms

    * (grammar) conjugation * (grammar) declension

    desinence

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (linguistics) a suffix used as an inflection; an ending; inflectional suffix