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AFFIXATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does affixation mean? 

AFFIXATION (noun)
  The noun AFFIXATION has 3 senses:

1. the result of adding an affix to a root word
2. formation of a word by means of an affix
3. the act of attaching or affixing something

  Familiarity information: AFFIXATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AFFIXATION (noun)


Sense 1affixation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The result of adding an affix to a root word

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("affixation" is a kind of...):

morphology; sound structure; syllable structure; word structure (the admissible arrangement of sounds in words)


Sense 2affixation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formation of a word by means of an affix

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("affixation" is a kind of...):

formation (creation by mental activity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "affixation"):

prefixation (formation of a word by means of a prefix)

suffixation (formation of a word by means of a suffix)


Sense 3affixation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of attaching or affixing something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

affixation; attachment

Hypernyms ("affixation" is a kind of...):

combination; combining; compounding (the act of combining things to form a new whole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "affixation"):

graft; grafting (the act of grafting something onto something else)


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