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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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The Meaning of Nouns (2012)
Semantic Theory in Classical and Medieval India by M.M. Deshpande
The objector believes that the meaning of an affix is the qualificandum, and the meaning of the nominal stem is the qualifier.
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 ...
by Rochelle Lieber, Pavol Stekauer
An affix is a recurrent piece of phonological material, not itself a root, which when found in a word has a relatively consistent effect on the meaning of the word in which it is found. The point about the lexeme is that the form which represents the ...
by Jack Hoeksema
different word orderin phrases, isto be expected: sincethe element containing the affix is the head, that element ispredicted to be inthe right most position, because thatis a general propertyof compounds inAfrikaans aswell as English. Hence ...
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 ...
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 Robert D. Van Valin
and the verbal affix is a relation of 1 . grimshaw's (1997: 188) concept of ...
Chiefly Based on the Labours of the Rev. Dr. F. Kittel by J. Bucher, Ferdinand Kittel
An affix for the formation ...
by J. Herbert Lorrain
Pe, (infinitive affix) to. - Pe, (adverbial affix corresponding with the English affix /y. It also converts verbs into adverbs thus:-ai=to be good; ai-pe= well; in a good manner. Pe, (prep.) for. Pe, (prep.) into .
by William Reeve, Sanderson
a feminine affix ; as, txa doS a w;Se woman ...
by Birgit Gerlach
The debate focuses on whether clitics constitute an autonomous morphological category, or whether they can be described as one of the independently motivated categories "affix" or "word". A threefold system that distinguishes words , affixes ...
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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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