Definition of Affix in English :

Define Affix in English

Affix meaning in English

Meaning of Affix in English

Pronunciation of Affix in English

Affix pronunciation in English

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1. affix

a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form


2. affix, stick on

attach to

Example Sentences:
'affix the seal here'

3. add on, affix, append, supplement

add to the very end

Example Sentences:
'He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language'

4. affix

attach or become attached to a stem word

Example Sentences:
'grammatical morphemes affix to the stem'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (əˈfɪks ) (tr; usually foll by to or on)
to attach, fasten, join, or stick
to affix a poster to the wall
to add or append
to affix a signature to a document
to attach or attribute (guilt, blame, etc)
noun (ˈæfɪks )
4. grammar
a linguistic element added to a word or root to produce a derived or inflected form: -ment in establishment is a derivational affix; -s in drowns is an inflectional affix
See also prefix, suffix, infix
something fastened or attached; appendage

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see synonyms of affix
verb transitive
to fasten; attach
to affix a label to a bottle
to add at the end; append
a thing affixed
4.  Linguistics
a prefix, suffix, or infix

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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tr.v. af·fixed, af·fix·ing, af·fix·es
1. To secure to something; attach: affix a label to a package.
2. To impute; attribute: affix blame to him.
3. To place at the end; append: affix a postscript to a letter.
4. Linguistics To add as an affix.
n. (ăfĭks)
1. Something that is attached, joined, or added; an appendage or addition.
2. Linguistics A word element, such as a prefix or suffix, that can only occur attached to a base, stem, or root.

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