• IPA: /dɪˈklɛn.ʃən/


  1. A falling off, decay or descent.
  2. (grammar) The act of declining a word; the act of listing the inflection of a noun, pronoun or adjective in order.
  3. (grammar) A way of categorizing nouns, pronouns, or adjectives according to the inflections they receive.
    In Latin, 'amicus' belongs to the second declension. Most second-declension nouns end in '-i' in the genitive singular and '-um' in the accusative singular.
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