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UNINFLECTED

 Dictionary entry overview: What does uninflected mean? 

UNINFLECTED (adjective)
  The adjective UNINFLECTED has 3 senses:

1. (of the voice) not inflected
2. not inflected
3. expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection

  Familiarity information: UNINFLECTED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNINFLECTED (adjective)


Sense 1uninflected [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of the voice) not inflected

Context examples:

uninflected words / monotonic uninflected speech

Antonym:

inflected ((of the voice) altered in tone or pitch)


Sense 2uninflected [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not inflected

Context example:

'boy' and 'swim' are uninflected English words

Domain category:

linguistics (the scientific study of language)

Antonym:

inflected (showing alteration in form (especially by the addition of affixes))


Sense 3uninflected [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection

Synonyms:

analytic; uninflected

Similar:

isolating (relating to or being a language in which each word typically expresses a distinct idea and part of speech and syntactical relations are determined almost exclusively by word order and particles)

Domain category:

linguistics (the scientific study of language)


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