declension - definition and synonyms

noun linguistics 

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/dɪˈklenʃ(ə)n/
singulardeclension
pluraldeclensions
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process by which the form of nouns, adjectives, or pronouns changes in some languages depending on their relationship to other words in a sentence
  2. 2
    [countable] a group of nouns, adjectives, or pronouns in some languages that all change their form in the same way depending on their relationship to other words in a sentence