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Definition of the adjective agglutinative

What does agglutinative mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. forming derivative or compound words by putting together constituents each of which expresses a single definite meaning
  2. united as if by glue

Alternative definition of the adjective agglutinative


  1. Sticky, tacky, adhesive.
  2. [linguistics] Having words derived by combining parts, each with a separate meaning.

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Google previewHlingit Word Encyclopedia (2011)

The Origin of Copper by Sally-Anne Lambert

Real agglutinative languages have much more than prefixes and suffixes added on to words. There are igfixes. Part of a Hlingit particle may itself become a particle. This fine art of language takes some mastery, not to the extent of a linguistics ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (2010)

Agglutinative ...

Google previewDictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography (2014)

Supplementary Volume: Recent Developments with Focus on Electronic and Computational Lexicography by Rufus Gouws

The Bantu languages are also highly agglutinative in nature, as are Turkish, Finnish, Hungarian and Estonian to name a few, and this complicates the development of lexicons and particular language models. Language models are statistical ...

Google previewDictionary of Concepts in Cultural Anthropology (1991)

by Robert H. Winthrop

agglutinative (Turkish), and inflecting languages ( Sanskrit, Latin) (see Lyons 1968:187-91). Isolating languages (in which words are ...

Google previewDictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (2011)

by David Crystal

see AGGLUTINATIVE agglutinative (adj.) ...

Google previewLexicon and Grammar (2001)

The English Syntacticon by Joseph E. Emonds

By this criterion, the world's many “agglutinative languages” from Malay to Navajo to Greenlandic to Turkish fare poorly, as in fact does the French word above as well. Whether or not ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Varieties of English (2013)

by Raymond Hickey

agglutinative. A term usedin language typology to denote those languages, such as Finnish, Turkish or manyBantu languages, whichuseformally transparent, bound morphemestoindicate grammaticalcategories. An example of agglutination ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (2015)

by James Stevens Curl, Susan Wilson

agglutinative. See ADDITIVE. aggregate. Material (e.g. crushed bricks, *tiles, ...

Google previewDictionary of Mithology (2015)

by Edward S. Ellis

This age is termed the Rhematic period, and was succeeded by the Nomadic or Agglutinative age ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

agglutinative Agkistrodon nant sites of different cells. Cf. lectin. 2a: the joining or clumping of solid particles, the surfaces of which are coated with a thin adhesive layer 2b: the capture of solid particles by impact on a surface coated with ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Language (2001)

by David Crystal

An agglutinative or agglutinating language is one in which words are huiIt up hy stringing forms together, oIten into quite lengthy sequences. Turkish, Japanese, and 5wahili are of this type. An incorporating or polysynthetic language is one ...

Google previewPocket Medical Dictionary (1999)

by B. Jain Publishers Staff

See Agglutinative. Agglutination, ag-loo-tin-a'-shun. 1. A joining together. 2. A coagulation-phenomenon accompanying bacteriolysis. A.-test. See Widal Test. Agglutinative, ag-loo'-tin-at-iv. 1. Adhesive. 2. A substance with adhesive properties.

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Agglutinative Meaning

Video shows what agglutinative means. Sticky, tacky, adhesive.. Having words derived by combining parts, each with a separate meaning.. agglutinative ...

Scrabble value of A1G2G2L1U1T1I1N1A1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 13-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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