First recorded in 1825–35; inflection + -al1 (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Inflectional
of, relating to, or used in
Linguistics. pertaining to or noting a language, as Latin, characterized by the use of inflection, especially morphemic fusion or irregular morphophonemic alternation.Compare agglutinative(def 2), isolating.
Relating to or involving a change in the form of a word to express a grammatical function or attribute.
: of, relating to, or characterized by inflection an inflectional suffix
Example sentences for Inflectional
Thus the inflectional system serves to relieve, in part at least, the very difficulty which it creates.
For the inflectional portion of this grammar, recourse iv has been had chiefly to Sievers Abriss der angelschsischen Grammatik .
Juxtapositional, combinatory, and inflectional strata in the formation of the Aryan language, iv.
In the present tense the verb has its simplest form, without any inflectional ending.
Inflection, wherein the existence of the inflectional elements as separate and independent words cannot be shown.