inflection


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Synonyms for inflection

Synonyms for inflection

a particular vocal quality that indicates some emotion or feeling

Synonyms for inflection

a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function

deviation from a straight or normal course

a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified

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His latest book, Getting Innovation Right: How Leaders Leverage Inflection Points to Drive Success, was published in 2013.
It said, however, that for oil to climb above $120 a barrel there must have been serious disruption to Saudi Oil supplies or another independent reason and added that this level "will be an inflection point for global growth.
In the present era of modularization and ubiquitous broadband communication capabilities, Cowhey and Aronson analyze the global governance that is necessary to maneuver through this inflection point and achieve gains in efficiency and innovation.
Udmurt uses the 3P verbal inflection *-sV > -z not in the present tense but in the future tense, e.
They best fit a nonlinear or threshold carcinogenic risk model for arsenic with an inflection point at 150 [micro]g/L (Taiwan) with the presence of at least one additional confounding risk factor.
Given a mean SARS incubation of 5 days (4-6 days) (5), the inflection point for SARS in Taiwan could be traced back to 5 days before May 3, namely April 28.
If you finished the list on an up inflection it would just sound weird.
This paper traces the historical development of English verbal inflections for a period of 1500 years covering the Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and Modern English phases.
Admiring former student Marie Brooks's Hope, in which teenage dancers captured each rhythmic inflection of Hugh Masekela's Stimela, Dunham declared, "That wasn't black choreography.
I think we're now seeing a different kind of inflection point regarding how CEOs do their jobs.
Jim Pownell, CTO of Inflection Systems, agrees: "Data storage customers continue to encounter a lot of pain managing data, particularly over the long term.
ATI's DirectX 9 rollout was well timed and executed, delivering high-end, mainstream and multimedia products based on the RADEON 9700 and 9500 chips beginning in August 2002, hitting key OEM and retail inflection points.
1997), present-tense inflections should prove no easier than regular past-tense inflections because both inflection types are weak syllable forms that rarely appear in sentence positions in which lengthening occurs.
The amount of money raised should get you to the next risk inflection point -- whether that's when you're ready to ship, first revenues or become cash flow-positive.
A scene like the one in Snowy, 2000, has been reduced to pure coding: The mountain itself is shown in brittle black and white, without shading or inflection beyond the craftsy, unearned effulgence of the glitter that represents the snow.