As nouns the difference between inflection and stress
is that inflection
is (grammar) a change in the form of a word that reflects a change in grammatical function while stress
is (countable|physics) the internal distribution of force per unit area (pressure) within a body reacting to applied forces which causes strain or deformation and is typically symbolised by.
As a verb stress is
to apply force to (a body or structure) causing strain.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(grammar) A change in the form of a word that reflects a change in grammatical function.
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.
- an inflection for gender, number, or tense
* (grammar) conjugation
* (grammar) declension
(countable, physics) The internal distribution of force per unit area (pressure) within a body reacting to applied forces which causes strain or deformation and is typically symbolised by
(countable, physics) externally applied to a body which cause internal stress within the body.
(uncountable) Emotional pressure suffered by a human being or other animal.
(uncountable, phonetics) The emphasis placed on a syllable of a word.
- Go easy on him, he's been under a lot of stress lately.
(uncountable) Emphasis placed on words in speaking.
(uncountable) Emphasis placed on a particular point in an argument or discussion (whether spoken or written).
- Some people put the stress on the first syllable of “controversy”; others put it on the second.
(Scotland, legal) distress; the act of distraining; also, the thing distrained.
* (phonetics) accent, emphasis
* (on words in speaking) emphasis
* (on a point) emphasis
To apply force to (a body or structure) causing strain.
To apply emotional pressure to (a person or animal).
(informal) To suffer stress; to worry or be agitated.
To emphasise (a syllable of a word).
To emphasise (words in speaking).
To emphasise (a point) in an argument or discussion.
- “Emphasis” is stressed on the first syllable, but “emphatic” is stressed on the second.
- I must stress that this information is given in strict confidence.
* (phonetics) emphasise/emphasize
* (on words in speaking) emphasise/emphasize
* (on a point) emphasise/emphasize, underline
* stress out