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Definitions for suffix
ˈsʌf ɪks; ˈsʌf ɪks, səˈfɪkssuf·fix

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suffix, postfixverb

    an affix that is added at the end of the word

  2. suffixverb

    attach a suffix to

    "suffix words"

Wiktionary

  1. suffixnoun

    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. suffixverb

    to append (something) to the end of something else

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

Wikipedia

  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, adjectives, and verb endings, which form the conjugation of verbs. Suffixes can carry grammatical information (inflectional suffixes) or lexical information (derivational/lexical suffixes). An inflectional suffix or a grammatical suffix. Such inflection changes the grammatical properties of a word within its syntactic category. For derivational suffixes, they can be divided into two categories: class-changing derivation and class-maintaining derivation. Particularly in the study of Semitic languages, suffixes are called affirmatives, as they can alter the form of the words. In Indo-European studies, a distinction is made between suffixes and endings (see Proto-Indo-European root). Suffixes can carry grammatical information or lexical information. A word-final segment that is somewhere between a free morpheme and a bound morpheme is known as a suffixoid or a semi-suffix (e.g., English -like or German -freundlich "friendly").

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  1. suffix

    A suffix is a letter, syllable, or group of syllables added at the end of a word or word base to alter its meaning, tense, or function, or to create a new word. Examples include "-ing", "-ed", "-s", "-ful", etc. in English language.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suffixnoun

    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. Suffixnoun

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

  3. Suffixverb

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

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

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suffix

    suf′iks, n. a particle added to the root of a word.—v.t. Suffix′, to add a letter or syllable to a word to mark different notions and relations.—adj. Suff′ixal.—n. Suffix′ion. [L. suffixus, sub, under, figĕre, to fix.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suffix in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suffix in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  • Matilda Asomani
    Matilda Asomani
    hi
    LikeReply 26 years ago
  • Sam Moreno
    Sam Moreno
    I've been trying to figure out what the word "suffix" means cuz wen my grand daddy passed away they asked me about his name's, birthday, an the place where he passed away..... An Alot of other questions.... I really thought it meant that if he was a "SR" or "Jr". I was on that page ancestry so I can learn more about the family I don't know at all.So if anyone knows what thet mean's please let me know ASAP... I would really appreciate it thanks and have a great weekend 
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