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n. - The part of grammar that deals with the inflections of words.

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  • This word was to include the 'accidence' of language with the fewest possible words; algebra with the least possible arithmetic ...
  • The accidence, with which the course began, was studied in Lily's
  • Examples in syntax, accidence and style, for criticism and correction.
  • Spartan discipline proving itself incomparably superior to Greek accidence. for more
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  • An "accidence" is a part of grammar that deals with changes in the forms of words, such as inflections for gender. "Accidents" are unexpected injuries or mishaps.
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