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- A falling off, decay or descent.
- (grammar) The act of declining a word; the act of listing the inflections of a noun, pronoun or adjective in order.
- (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.
way of categorizing