Definitions for suffixˈsʌf ɪks; ˈsʌf ɪks, səˈfɪks

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  1. suffix, postfix(verb)

    an affix that is added at the end of the word

  2. suffix(verb)

    attach a suffix to

    "suffix words"

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  1. suffix(Noun)

    One or more letters or sounds added at the end of a word to modify the word's meaning, such as able, which changes sing into singable, for example.

  2. suffix(Verb)

    to append (something) to the end of something else

  3. Origin: From sub + fixus, perfect passive participle of figere.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Suffix(noun)

    a letter, letters, syllable, or syllables added or appended to the end of a word or a root to modify the meaning; a postfix

  2. Suffix(noun)

    a subscript mark, number, or letter. See Subscript, a

  3. Suffix(verb)

    to add or annex to the end, as a letter or syllable to a word; to append

  4. Origin: [L. suffixus, p. p. of suffigere to fasten on, to affix; sub under + figere to fix: cf. F. suffixe. See Fix.]

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  1. Suffix

    In linguistics, a suffix is an affix which is placed after the stem of a word. Common examples are case endings, which indicate the grammatical case of nouns or adjectives, and verb endings, which form the conjugation of verbs. Particularly in the study of Semitic languages, a suffix is called an afformative, as they can alter the form of the words to which they are fixed. In Indo-European studies, a distinction is made between suffixes and endings. A word-final segment that is somewhere between a free morpheme and a bound morpheme is known as a suffixoid or a semi-suffix. Suffixes can carry grammatical information or lexical information. An inflectional suffix is sometimes called a desinence. Some examples in European languages: Many synthetic languages—Czech, German, Finnish, Latin, Hungarian, Russian, Turkish, etc.—use a large number of endings. Suffixes used in English frequently have Greek, French, or Latin origins.

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