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suf·fix

suffix

 
pronunciation:
suh fihks
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part of speech: noun
definition: a unit of meaning that is added to the end of a word to make a new word with a slightly different meaning. The "ed" in "wanted" is a suffix.
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derivations: suffixal (adj.), suffixion (n.)
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The word suffix contains the following parts:
suf- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix suf- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of sub- used before roots beginning with "f," such as "fus" and "fix." See sub-.
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fix Latin root that means fasten, attach
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