-fix

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See also: fix and FIX

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The common element of prefix, suffix, and affix — all ultimately from Latin figere (to fasten).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-fix

  1. (grammar) Forming nouns denoting a morpheme used in word formation joined to a word in the specified way
    infixattached within
    circumfixattached around
  2. (chiefly grammar) Forming verbs denoting fastening or attaching (something) in the specified way
    suffixappend
    prefixpreface

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used to form new words only in language-related fields.

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