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polysynthesism

[pol-i-sin-thuh-siz-uh m] /ˌpɒl ɪˈsɪn θəˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
the synthesis of various elements.
2.
the combining of several words of a sentence into one word.
Origin of polysynthesism
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; poly- + synthes(is) + -ism
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