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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb affix:
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Fun fact! By far the most common affix in academic English is -ise.
Fun fact! By far the most common noun affix in academic English is -tion.
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Definition of the noun affix
What does affix mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: affixes
- a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- more generic terms: bound form / bound morpheme = a morpheme that occurs only as part of a larger construction
- more specific words:
- part of: word = a unit of language that native speakers can identify
Alternative definition of the noun affix
- That which is affixed; an appendage.
- [linguistic morphology] A bound morpheme added to a word’s stem; formerly applied only to suffixes (also called postfixes), the term as now used comprises prefixes, suffixes, infixes, circumfixes, and suprafixes.
- [mathematics] The complex number associated to the point in the Gauss Plane with coordinates .
Definition of the verb affix
What does affix mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: affixed | affixing | affixes
- attach to
- example: affix the seal here
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- synonym of affix: stick on
- more generic word: attach = cause to be attached
- more specific words:
- cause: adhere / bind / bond / hold fast / stick / stick to
- add to the very end
- attach or become attached to a stem word
Phrases with Affix
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Affix
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by David Mills
Affix is the original Celtic name (meaning 'dirty stream') of the River Kym. Weston in Gordano N.
Affix is an old district name, see clapton. Weston Rhyn...
Discourse and Grammar (2012)
From Sentence Types to Lexical Categories by Günther Grewendorf, Thomas Ede Zimmermann
V and the -ing affix is a lexical affix here that is adjoined in morphology. The verbal properties Abney identifies for these gerunds, namely that they tolerate particles and that they cannot be passivized without passive morphology (cf. ibid.
A Structure-Neutral Theory of Movement, Control, and Anaphora by George M. Horn
Sirriilarly, the Polish -nieé attachment WFR specifies that the element with this affix is an intransitive verb (V ;). Since intransitive verbs have basic F-structures which contain only a single NP argument, it need not be specified that in this ...
Grammar Grade 5 (2005)
by Thomas Hatch, Dawn Purney
An affix is a word part that can be added to a base word. We add endings to change the tense of a verb, form plurals, make nouns and verbs agree, and make comparisons. stem—stems grow—growing grow—grown root—rooted ...
A Grammar of Maonan (2008)
by Tian Qiao Lu
An affix is a functional bound morpheme rather than a free content word, which means that it carries grammatical meaning rather than lexical meaning and occurs only as a dependent of a word rather than a free morpheme in a clause or ...
Etymologically Arranged, with an Alphabetical Index by David Milne
An affix is a syllable added at the end of a word, called also a postttic or a suffix ; a prefix is a syllable added to the beginning of a word. In the word unsuccessful, un is a prefix, and fid U an affix or suffix. A crucifix is a cross having on it the ...
Beginning Linguistics (2012)
by Laurie Bauer
Affix An affix is an OBLIGATORILY BOUND MORPH attached to a BASE. Affricate An affricate is a consonant that has two phases: first a stop phase, and then a fricative phrase, where the stop and the fricative are HOMORGANIC. Agreement ...
by Suzanne Urbancyzk
For example, a syllable template encodes the claim that at some level of representation a reduplicative affix is a syllable. A key difference between the two approaches is understanding how prosody and morphology interact. For templatic ...
Analytic Tendencies in English Noun Formation by Alexander Haselow
The identification of hapaxes is used to compute the probability of finding an unattested word among the derivatives with a particular affix: P = n1/N (n1 = number of hapaxes, ...
A Dictionary in Sanscrit and English Translated, Amended and Enlarged from an Original Compilation, Prepared by Learned Natives for the College of Fort William by H. H. Wilson (1832)
by Horace Hayman Wilson
N Un'adi affix, and the radical reiterated. ffi'filiT f. (if!) Patience, resignation, sufferance, endurance. E. first to bear, ...
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- Affix Meaning
Video shows what affix means. That which is affixed; an appendage.. A bound morpheme added to a word's stem; formerly applied only to suffixes (also called ...
- Separable affix Meaning
Video shows what separable affix means. An affix that can be detached from the word it attaches to in several instances.. Separable affix Meaning. How to ...
- ESL for Beginners - English without Translation - erode, affix, scamper etc. Lesson 137
SCRIPT The flower attracts bees. The woman's joints are so supple she can twist her body any way she wants. The road has eroded. UCLA stands for University ...
- [Dis]Ability: Language, Identity, and Abolishing the Affix | Amanda Liles at MIIS Happening
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Scrabble value of A1F4F4I1X8
The value of this 5-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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