affixation

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

noun

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

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