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Definition of declension noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a set of nouns, adjectives, or pronouns that change in the same way to show case, number, and gender
  2. 2[uncountable] the way in which some sets of nouns, adjectives, and pronouns change their form or endings to show case, number, or gender
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: declension