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See also: Affix
affix (plural affixes)
- That which is affixed; an appendage.
- (linguistics) A bound morpheme added to the word’s stem's end; the term is a synonym to suffix, postfix.
- (linguistics) A bound morpheme added to a word’s stem; the term comprises prefixes, suffixes, infixes, circumfixes, and suprafixes.
- (mathematics) The complex number associated to the point in the Gauss Plane with coordinates .
- (decorative art) Any small feature, as a figure, a flower, or the like, added for ornament to a vessel or other ustensil, to an architectural feature.
- (linguistics: bound morpheme added to a word’s stem): nonaffix
- (types of affixes): adfix, ambifix, circumfix, confix, infix, interfix, postfix, prefix, suffix, suprafix
that which is affixed
suffix — see suffix
linguistics: a bound morpheme added to a word’s stem
mathematics: the complex number associated to a point
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- To attach.
- Should they [caterpillars] affix them to the leaves of a plant improper for their food […]
- to affix a stigma to a person; to affix ridicule or blame to somebody
- To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to.
- to affix a syllable to a word; to affix a seal to an instrument; to affix one's name to a writing
- To fix or fasten figuratively; with on or upon.
- eyes affixed upon the ground
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- Affix (linguistics and mathematics)
- an affix