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[O.Fr., from Lat.,=time], in the grammar of many languages, a category of time distinctions expressed by any conjugated form of a verb. In Latin inflection the tense of a verb is indicated by a suffix that also indicates the verb's voice, mood, person, and number.
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1. Maths exactly divisible into equal integral or polynomial roots
a. (of flowers) having functional stamens and pistils
b. (of plants) having all parts present
a. of or relating to the intervals of the unison, fourth, fifth, and octave
b. (of a cadence) ending on the tonic chord, giving a feeling of conclusion