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  1. Word formation

    In linguistics, word formation is the creation of a new word. Word formation is sometimes contrasted with semantic change, which is a change in a single word's meaning. The boundary between word formation and semantic change can be difficult to define: a new use of an old word can be seen as a new word derived from an old one and identical to it in form. Word formation can also be contrasted with the formation of idiomatic expressions, although words can be formed from multi-word phrases.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of word formation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of word formation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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