Inflection vs Hue - What's the difference?

inflection | hue |

As nouns the difference between inflection and hue

is that inflection is (grammar) a change in the form of a word that reflects a change in grammatical function while hue is (obsolete) form; appearance; guise or hue can be (obsolete) a shout or cry.

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Alternative forms

* inflexion


  • (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


    * (grammar) conjugation * (grammar) declension



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) hewe, from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Form; appearance; guise.
  • A color, or shade of color; tint; dye.
  • * 1886 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde)
  • A great chocolate-coloured pall lowered over heaven, but the wind was continually charging and routing these embattled vapours; so that as the cab crawled from street to street, Mr. Utterson beheld a marvelous number of degrees and hues of twilight; for here it would be dark like the back-end of evening; and there would be a glow of a rich, lurid brown, like the light of some strange conflagration; and here, for a moment, the fog would be quite broken up, and a haggard shaft of daylight would glance in between the swirling wreaths.
  • The characteristic related to the light frequency that appears in the color, for instance red, yellow, green, cyan, blue or magenta.
  • In digital arts, HSV color uses hue together with saturation and value.
  • (figuratively) A character; aspect.
  • Derived terms
    * hued

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) hu, a hunting cry.


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A shout or cry.
  • Derived terms
    * hue and cry


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