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com·mis·sion·er

commissioner

 
 
pronunciation:
k mI sh nr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the head of a government department.
He is the commissioner of health.
definition 2: a member of a commission.
The commissioners of education will have a meeting.
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The word commissioner contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the 'm' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
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-er, -or, -ar2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix group -er , -or , -ar2 turns verbs into agent nouns.
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-ist, -ite2, -ator, -an, -ian, -ean
 
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.