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Definition of the noun Interfix

What does Interfix mean as a name of something?


  1. [morphology] An empty morph inserted between two morphemes in the process of word formation, such as English [term, -o-, lang=en] [term, -i-, lang=en].
    • [computing, information retrieval, dated] An association link, a device to group multiple words or concepts.

    Definition of the verb Interfix

    What does Interfix mean as a doing word?


    1. [engineering] To attach or anchor two or more parts together.
    2. [morphology] To insert an interfix between two morphemes.


    Interfix, or, more commonly, linking element, is a term in linguistics and more specifically, phonology. It describes a phoneme which is placed in between two morphemes and does not have a semantic meaning.

    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Interfix

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    Google previewA Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics (2013)

    by R.L. Trask

    interfix 144 which it is coreferential, such as herself in Lisa herself did it or Lisa did it herself. interfix /'Il'lt9fIl(S/ n. An empty morph occurring between a stem and a meaningful suffix. For example, the Russian proper name Glinka forms a ...

    Google previewA Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology (2004)

    by R.L. Trask

    interfix /'ıntəfıks/ n. An empty morph ...

    Google previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (2007)

    by P.H. Matthews

    interfix A morphological element ...

    Google previewEncyclopedia of Language Development (2014)

    by Patricia J. Brooks, Vera Kempe

    with the meaning form or shape, the interfix –o– and logy (Greek –λογία) meaning speaking, discourse, treatise, doctrine, theory, or science.

    Google previewA New Dictionary of the English Language (1846)

    by Charles Richardson

    in addition;–it is even from these premises an inference of sound reason, that each and every of these literal roots was, in the primaval formation of speech,” used, wherever used, whether as prefix, interfix or suffix,- whether in initio, in medio, ...

    Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Volume 7 - Derunov: Konstantin Nikolaevitch (1972)

    Dobrzhinksy: Yevgeniy Narkisovitch to Egypt: Libraries in by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour

    interfix) ...

    Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1895)

    An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

    interfix, being the adv. and prep. inter used with verbs and nouns, with the meaning 'between, among, amid, during,” in some instances 'under, down”: see inter2.] A common prefix meaning 'between” or “among' or “during, occurring in many ...

    Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

    by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

    interfix Computer Programming, a method of describing the ...

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    Interfix Meaning

    Video shows what interfix means. An empty morph inserted between two morphemes in the process of word formation, such as English , .. An association link, a ...

    Scrabble value of I1N1T1E1R1F4I1X8

    The value of this 8-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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