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Spanish's verbs change shape. For example:

               comer (Standard)
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          (Yo) como
          (Tú) comes
    (Él, Ella) come
    (Nosotros) comemos
    (vosotros) coméis
(Ellos, Ellas) comen

Does Spanish have a technical word that expresses this?

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    By the way, what you call the standard verb shape is actually the infinitive.
    – Jdamian
    Dec 22 '16 at 14:38
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In Spanish, the verbs have conjugacionesconjugations. In your example, you have written the conjugación for the present indicative of verb comer. Conjugarto conjugate— means to enumerate or use a verb in all its different forms.

Tip: in the DRAE you can look up a verb (like comer) and click the Conjugar button to access every "shape" of the verb for every tense.

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  • Incluso más técnicos quizá serían flexionar y flexión Dec 23 '16 at 1:11

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