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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or having to do with the United States, or its people or language.
definition 2: of or having to do with North, Central, or South America, or its people or languages.
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who was born in or is a citizen of the United States.
definition 2: a person who was born in or is a citizen of North, Central, or South America.
definition 3: the language of the United States.
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The word american contains the following part:
-an, -ian, -ean Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means in adjectives: from (a place) or pertaining to or following (a figure or school of thought); in nouns: person or thing from (a place) or associated with (an activity or school of thought).
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The suffix group -an , -ian , -ean attaches to common nouns and proper nouns to form adjectives or nouns.