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Definition of the noun Interfix
What does Interfix mean as a name of something?
- [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?
- [engineering] To attach or anchor two or more parts together.
- [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.
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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 ...
by R.L. Trask
interfix /'ıntəfıks/ n. An empty morph ...
by P.H. Matthews
interfix A morphological element ...
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.
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, ...
Dobrzhinksy: Yevgeniy Narkisovitch to Egypt: Libraries in by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour
The 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 ...
by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press
interfix Computer Programming, a method of describing the ...
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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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