What does affix mean?

Definitions for affix
əˈfɪks; ˈæf ɪksaf·fix

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affixverb

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

  2. affix, stick onverb

    attach to

    "affix the seal here"

  3. append, add on, supplement, affixverb

    add to the very end

    "He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language"

  4. affixverb

    attach or become attached to a stem word

    "grammatical morphemes affix to the stem"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Affixnoun

    A term of grammar; something united to the end of a word.

    Etymology: affixum, Lat.

    In the Hebrew language, the noun has its affixa, to denote the pronouns possessive or relative. John Clarke, Latin Grammar.

  2. To Affixverb

    To unite to the end, or à posteriori; to subjoin.

    Etymology: affigo, affixum, Lat.

    He that has settled in his mind determined ideas, with names affixed to them, will be able to discern their differences one from another. John Locke.

    If men constantly affixed applause and disgrace where they ought, this principle would have a very good influence on the publick conduct of men; though on secret villanies it lays no restraint. John Rogers, Sermons.

Wikipedia

  1. Affix

    In linguistics, an affix is a morpheme that is attached to a word stem to form a new word or word form. Affixes may be derivational, like English -ness and pre-, or inflectional, like English plural -s and past tense -ed. They are bound morphemes by definition; prefixes and suffixes may be separable affixes. Affixation is the linguistic process that speakers use to form different words by adding morphemes at the beginning (prefixation), the middle (infixation) or the end (suffixation) of words.

ChatGPT

  1. affix

    An affix is a word element, such as a prefix or suffix, that is added to a base word or root to change its meaning, create a new word or adjust its grammatical function. For example, the prefix "un-" in "unhappy" or the suffix "-ness" in "happiness".

  2. affix

    An affix is a word element (such as a prefix or suffix) that is added to a base, stem or root word to modify its meaning or create a new word. It is a common practice in many languages including English to form new words or to express grammatical relations.

  3. affix

    An affix is a morpheme that is attached to a word stem to form a new word or word form. It can be a prefix (added at the beginning), a suffix (added at the end), or an infix (inserted into the middle). Affixes can change the meaning, grammatical function or tense of a word.

  4. affix

    An affix is a prefix, suffix, or infix added to a word to change its meaning or create a new word. It is a grammatical element used in many languages around the world to alter the function, tense, number, or degree of a word.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affixverb

    to subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to; to fix to any part of; as, to affix a syllable to a word; to affix a seal to an instrument; to affix one's name to a writing

  2. Affixverb

    to fix or fasten in any way; to attach physically

  3. Affixverb

    to attach, unite, or connect with; as, names affixed to ideas, or ideas affixed to things; to affix a stigma to a person; to affix ridicule or blame to any one

  4. Affixverb

    to fix or fasten figuratively; -- with on or upon; as, eyes affixed upon the ground

  5. Affixnoun

    that which is affixed; an appendage; esp. one or more letters or syllables added at the end of a word; a suffix; a postfix

  6. Etymology: [L. affixus, p. p. of affigere: cf. F. affixe.]

Wikidata

  1. Affix

    An affix is a morpheme that is attached to a word stem to form a new word. Affixes may be derivational, like English -ness and pre-, or inflectional, like English plural -s and past tense -ed. They are bound morphemes by definition; prefixes and suffixes may be separable affixes. Affixation is, thus, the linguistic process speakers use to form different words by adding morphemes at the beginning, the middle or the end of words.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Affix

    af-fiks′, v.t. to fix to: to add: to attach (to, on, upon).—n. Af′fix, an addition to a root, stem, or word, to modify its meaning or use, whether prefix or suffix: any appendage or addition. [L. affigĕre, -fixumad, to, figĕre, to fix. See Fix.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of affix in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of affix in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of affix in a Sentence

  1. Mark Eiglarsh:

    It almost always gets you first-degree murder because premeditation can be formed in an instant, you put your hands around the neck, that’s an unwanted touching, that’s simple battery or assault. Then you start to squeeze, your argument could be, ‘Well, I just wanted to scare them.' But then you contuse to affix pressure… There’s a certain amount of minimal time that someone needs to do that before somebody is dead.

  2. Jonathan Franks:

    The Council of Europe treaty, also known as a prisoner of transfer treaty, is not an acceptable remedy here for the family, that would involve Ridge coming home in custody, going to federal prison, waiting some period of months for the sentencing commission to act, and affix a charge and a sentence to the foreign offense, which would leave him a felon in his own country, for something that would never have been charged in this country and that's unacceptable.

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