• Affix


    • noun IPA: /ˈæfɪks/
    • verb IPA: /əˈfɪks/
    • Rhymes: -ɪks


    From Old French affixer or Medieval Latin (1533) affixare, frequentative of Latin affigere (past participle affixus), from ad- + figere.

    Full definition of affix



    (plural affixes)
    1. That which is affixed; an appendage.
    2. (linguistic morphology) A bound morpheme added to a word’s stem; formerly applied only to suffixes (also called postfixes), the term as now used comprises prefixes, suffixes, infixes, circumfixes, and suprafixes.
    3. (mathematics) The complex number a+bi associated to the point in the Gauss Plane with coordinates


    • (linguistics: bound morpheme added to a word’s stem) nonaffix


    Coordinate terms


    1. To attach.
      • RayShould they caterpillars affix them to the leaves of a plant improper for their food...
    2. to affix a stigma to a person; to affix ridicule or blame to somebody
    3. 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
    4. To fix or fasten figuratively; with on or upon.eyes affixed upon the ground
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