affixation

[ af-ik-sey-shuh n ]
/ ˌæf ɪkˈseɪ ʃən /
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noun

Grammar. the process of inflection or derivation that consists of adding an affix.

Nearby words

  1. affirmative action,
  2. affirmative flag,
  3. affirmatively,
  4. affirmatory,
  5. affix,
  6. affixture,
  7. afflated,
  8. afflatus,
  9. afflict,
  10. afflicted

Origin of affixation

First recorded in 1850–55; affix + -ation

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Examples from the Web for affixation

  • We have reserved the very curious type of affixation known as “infixing” for separate illustration.

    Language|Edward Sapir