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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 degree, but an ordinary speaker should try to master particles. Many function like our link words, eg. to, on, over. It seems technical, but what this kind of language needs is an investment of feeling. Art without emotion would be rather pointless.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (2010)

Agglutinative affixes can be lost as well as fusional ones.

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 from English would be meaninglessness or unbearably.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (2015)

by James Stevens Curl, Susan Wilson

agglutinative. See ADDITIVE.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Medica (1902)

by Chalmers Watson

Since a reaction, though incomplete, may be given by the serum of a patient not suffering from typhoid — and even by the serum of a healthy individual if it is present in too large a quantity — it has been found necessary to dilute the serum when testing its agglutinative power.

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat

Uniting agent; adhesive; a substance with adhesive properties; agglutinative. Hårs. F, far-ETA al-II TGTE, ifa & GT HETH Rå HRT Hard H't Agglutinate. To unite with glue. f*IT, f*ETHT Agglutination. A condition wherein subtance. adhere together. *VI, Hasa, RTER, HAERT Agglutinative. See Agglutinant. Agglutinins. Specific factors present in sera which agglutinate protein matter wis'", ...

Google previewLinguistics Encyclopedia (2004)

by Kirsten Malmkjaer

,and the only extensively used typology was morphological classificationof languages as approximating towards ideal types: isolating, agglutinating/agglutinative, inflecting/ flectional/fusional and polysynthetic/ incorporating (althoughseeWundt1900). An idealisolating languageisonein which thereisa oneto one ...

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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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