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1. The modulation of vocal intonation or pitch.

2. A change in the form of a word to indicate a grammatical function: e.g. adding the letter ‘s’ to make a simple plural in English.

3. Often used in social science to refer to how one dimension of identity (e.g. class) is affected (inflected) by others (e.g. ethnicity and gender).

Subjects: Linguistics — Literature.

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