1. the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages

Definition categories: link, inflection, inflexion

2. process of changing to an inferior state

Similar word(s): deterioration, worsening

Definition categories: process, decline, diminution

3. a downward slope or bend

Similar word(s): declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall

Definition categories: object, incline, side, slope

4. a class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms

- the first declension in Latin

Definition categories: group, category, class, family

Sentences with declension as a noun:

- 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.