Declension

Definition of Declension

De`clen´sion
n.1.The act or the state of declining; declination; descent; slope.
The declension of the land from that place to the sea.
- T. Burnet.
2.A falling off towards a worse state; a downward tendency; deterioration; decay; as, the declension of virtue, of science, of a state, etc.
Seduced the pitch and height of all his thoughts
To base declension.
- Shak.
3.Act of courteously refusing; act of declining; a declinature; refusal; as, the declension of a nomination.
4.(Gram.) Inflection of nouns, adjectives, etc., according to the grammatical cases.
Declension of the needle
declination of the needle.

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