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1. agglutinative, polysynthetic

forming derivative or compound words by putting together constituents each of which expresses a single definite meaning

2. agglutinate, agglutinative

united as if by glue

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see synonyms of agglutinative
tending to join or capable of joining
2. Also: agglomerative linguistics
denoting languages, such as Hungarian, whose morphology is characterized by agglutination
Compare analytic (sense 3), synthetic (sense 3), polysynthetic

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see synonyms of agglutinative
tending to agglutinate
2.  Linguistics
characterized by agglutination

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see synonyms of agglutinative
1. The act or process of agglutinating; adhesion of distinct parts.
2. A clumped mass of material formed by agglutination. Also called agglutinate.
3. Biology The clumping together of cells or particles, especially bacteria or red blood cells, usually in the presence of a specific antibody or other substance.
4. Linguistics The formation of words from morphemes that retain their original forms and meanings with little change during the combination process.

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