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# Affix vs. Suffix

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Affixnoun

That which is affixed; an appendage.

Suffixnoun

A morpheme added at the end of a word to modify the word's meaning.

‘The suffix "-able" changes "sing" into "singable".’;

Affixnoun

(linguistic morphology) A bound morpheme added to the word’s stem's end.

Suffixnoun

(mathematics) A subscript.

Affixnoun

A bound morpheme added to a word’s stem; a prefix, suffix, etc.

Suffixnoun

(computing) A final segment of a string of characters.

‘The string "abra" is both a prefix and a suffix of the string "abracadabra".’;

Affixnoun

(mathematics) The complex number $a+bi$ associated with the point in the Gauss plane with coordinates $\left(a,b\right)$.

Suffixverb

(transitive) To append (something) to the end of something else.

Affixnoun

(decorative art) Any small feature, as a figure, a flower, or the like, added for ornament to a vessel or other utensil, to an architectural feature.

Suffixnoun

A letter, letters, syllable, or syllables added or appended to the end of a word or a root to modify the meaning; a postfix.

Affixverb

(transitive) To attach.

‘to affix a stigma to a person’; ‘to affix ridicule or blame to somebody’;

Suffixnoun

A subscript mark, number, or letter. See Subscript, a.

Affixverb

(transitive) 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’;

Suffixverb

To add or annex to the end, as a letter or syllable to a word; to append.

Affixverb

(transitive) To fix or fasten figuratively; with on or upon.

‘eyes affixed upon the ground’;

Suffixnoun

an affix that is added at the end of the word

Affixverb

To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to; to fix to any part of; as, to affix a syllable to a word; to affix a seal to an instrument; to affix one's name to a writing.

Suffixverb

attach a suffix to;

‘suffix words’;

Affixverb

To fix or fasten in any way; to attach physically.

‘Should they [caterpillars] affix them to the leaves of a plant improper for their food.’;

Suffix

In linguistics, a suffix is an affix which is placed after the stem of a word. Common examples are case endings, which indicate the grammatical case of nouns, adjectives, and verb endings, which form the conjugation of verbs.

Affixverb

To attach, unite, or connect with; as, names affixed to ideas, or ideas affixed to things; to affix a stigma to a person; to affix ridicule or blame to any one.

Affixverb

To fix or fasten figuratively; - with on or upon; as, eyes affixed upon the ground.

Affixnoun

That which is affixed; an appendage; esp. one or more letters or syllables added at the end of a word; a suffix; a postfix.

Affixnoun

a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form

Affixverb

attach to;

‘affix the seal here’;

Affixverb

‘He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language’;

Affixverb

attach or become attached to a stem word;

‘grammatical morphemes afix to the stem’;

Affixverb

stick, attach, or fasten (something) to something else

‘panels to which he affixes copies of fine old prints’;

Affixverb

be able to be fixed

‘the strings affix to the back of the bridge’;

Affixnoun

an addition to the base form or stem of a word in order to modify its meaning or create a new word.

Affix

In linguistics, an affix is a morpheme that is attached to a word stem to form a new word or word form. Affixes may be derivational, like English -ness and pre-, or inflectional, like English plural -s and past tense -ed.