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affix vb /əˈfɪks/(tr; usually followed by to or on)
  1. to attach, fasten, join, or stick
  2. to add or append: to affix a signature to a document
  3. to attach or attribute (guilt, blame, etc)
n /ˈæfɪks/
  1. a linguistic element added to a word or root to produce a derived or inflected form: -ment in establishment is a derivational affix; -s in drowns is an inflectional affix
    See also prefix, suffix, infix
  2. something fastened or attached; appendage
Etymology: 15th Century: from Medieval Latin affixāre, from ad- to + fixāre to fix

affixation /ˌæfɪkˈseɪʃən/, affixture /əˈfɪkstʃə/ n



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