adfix

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Noun[edit]

adfix (plural adfixes)

  1. A type of affix, which is attached to the outside of a stem (an existing word), to form a new word. The adfix category branches into prefixes (ones which appear before the stem) and suffixes (ones which appear after the stem).

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Unlike infixes, adfixes are common in English.

  • disassemble : dis is a prefix representing the reversal of a process
  • loudly, quickly : ly is a suffix which is used to form an adverb from an adjective