Suffixation



noun
1.
Grammar. an affix that follows the element to which it is added, as -ly in kindly.
2.
something added to the end of something else.
verb (used with object)
3.
Grammar. to add as a suffix.
4.
to affix at the end of something.
5.
to fix or put under.
verb (used without object), Grammar.
6.
to admit a suffix.
7.
to add a suffix.
noun (ˈsʌfɪks)
1.
(grammar) an affix that follows the stem to which it is attached, as for example -s and -ness in dogs and softness Compare prefix (sense 1)
2.
anything that is added at the end of something else
verb (ˈsʌfɪks; səˈfɪks)
3.
(transitive) (grammar) to add (a morpheme) as a suffix to the end of a word
4.
(transitive) to add (something) at the end of a sentence, comment, or piece of writing

suffix definition

A letter or a group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning. For example, adding the suffix -ter to the adjective hot turns it into the comparative adjective hotter, and adding the suffix -ly to the adjective quick turns it into the adverb quickly. Other examples of words with suffixes are: “willing,” “management,” “serviceable,” “harmonize,” and “joyful.” (Compare prefix.)

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