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Definition of the noun affixation

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noun - plural: affixations

  1. the result of adding an affix to a root word
  2. formation of a word by means of an affix
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: formation = creation by mental activity
    • more specific words:
  3. the act of attaching or affixing something

Alternative definition of the noun affixation


  1. The addition of an affix to a word

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for affixation

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Google previewMorphology in English (2011)

Word Formation in Cognitive Grammar by Zeki Hamawand

Affixation is the morphological process of deriving a new word by adding an affix, namely a bound morpheme, to a root or base. For example, the verb endear is formed by adding the affix en- to the adjective dear. Affixes are ...

Google previewSyntax within the Word (2009)

Economy, allomorphy, and argument selection in Distributed Morphology by Daniel Siddiqi

The difference between the phrases that undergo compounding and those that undergo affixation is the difference of labeling in the syntax proper (before spellout). In particular, what will become compounds after spellout are dominated by a ...

Google previewMorphological Theory and the Morphology of English (2014)

by Jan Don

Although undoubtedly affixation is the most common way for languages to spell out inflectional properties, affixes do not seem to be the only possible exponents. Take, for example, the past ...

Google previewThe Mid-Pacific Magazine (1921)

Affixation is the agglutination to a stem-word of one or more affixes ...

Google previewA Grammar of Maonan (2008)

by Tian Qiao Lu

Affixation is a morphological operation where bound morphemes are attached to the stems (Payne 1997:30). The criteria of distinguishing an affix and a free morpheme are twofold, that is, (a) lexical meaning or grammatical meaning, which is ...

Google previewBloomsbury Grammar Guide (2007)

Grammar Made Easy by Gordon Jarvie

Affixation is the general name for the fixing ofsomething in front ofa word or base (when it is called a prefix), or after a word or base (when it is called a suffix). Affixation is by far the most prolific and enduring form of English word formation.

Google previewThe Handbook of Educational Linguistics (2010)

by Bernard Spolsky, Francis M. Hult

Affixation is an excellent area of investigation for the additional modality-specific attributes. Both linear and non-linear affixation types have been identified in spoken languages in broad terms. English can be described as predominantly linear ...

Google previewThe Frameworks of English (2013)

Introducing Language Structures by Kim Ballard

Affixation is the process by which bound morphemes (other than roots) are added to bases, either word-initially or word-finally, to form new words. A bound morpheme which is added in this way is an affix. An affix which occurs word- initially is ...

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

by Hadumod Bussmann

syntactic affixation 471 connotative (=> connotation) semantic elements. In the narrow interpretation of this operational definition and in its restriction to a specific linguistic system, it appears that the concept of linguistic economy eliminates, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Stylistics (2014)

by Katie Wales

AFFIX; AFFIXATION but more particularly in the mental operations involved in the process of reading, and so anticipating developments in cognitive poetics. (3) By some linguists the term affective meaning refers to the emotional associations ...

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Scrabble value of A1F4F4I1X8A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 10-letter word is 23 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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