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polysynthesism

[ pol-i-sin-thuh-siz-uhm ]
/ ˌpɒl ɪˈsɪn θəˌsɪz əm /
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noun

the synthesis of various elements.
the combining of several words of a sentence into one word.

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Origin of polysynthesism

First recorded in 1880–85; poly- + synthes(is) + -ism
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