[par-uh-sin-thuh-sis] /ˌpær əˈsɪn θə sɪs/

noun, Grammar.
the formation of a word by the addition of a derivational suffix to a phrase or compound, as of greathearted, which is great heart plus -ed.
the formation of a word by the addition of both a prefix and a derivational suffix to a word or stem, as demoralize.
formation of words by means of compounding a phrase and adding an affix, as for example light-headed, which is light + head with the affix -ed


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