Definition Of declension

noun

(in the grammar of Latin, Greek, and other languages) the variation of the form of a noun, pronoun, or adjective, by which its grammatical case, number, and gender are identified.

Gildersleeve and Lodge's Latin Grammar has a discussion of the declension of Greek nouns at pp.32-33.

a condition of decline or moral deterioration.

the declension of the new generation

Example Of declension

  • A careful reading of these reports from dozens of faithful missionaries - who preach the gospel of the sovereign grace of God in Jesus Christ - will bear out what we say about the widespread declension in missionary theology and methods.

  • According to Birkeland, this is a new development, reflecting a tendency to drop the declensional endings.

  • Both authors chronicle the rise and declension of rural Illinois communities and directly address the social/market debate that has invigorated the field of rural history.

  • Czech is a Slavic language with a declension system based on seven cases.

  • Gildersleeve and Lodge's Latin Grammar has a discussion of the declension of Greek nouns at pp.32-33.


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