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Webster 1913 Edition


Suffix

Suf′fix

,
Noun.
[L.
suffixus
, p. p. of
suffigere
to fasten on, to affix;
sub
under +
figere
to fix: cf. F.
suffixe
. See
Fix
.]
1.
A letter, letters, syllable, or syllables added or appended to the end of a word or a root to modify the meaning; a postfix.
2.
(Math.)
A subscript mark, number, or letter. See
Subscript
,
Adj.

Suf-fix′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Suffixed
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Suffixing
.]
To add or annex to the end, as a letter or syllable to a word; to append.

Webster 1828 Edition


Suffix

SUF'FIX

,
Noun.
[L. suffixus, suffigo; sub and figo, to fix.]
A letter or syllable added or annexed to the end of a word.

Definition 2022


Suffix

Suffix

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German

Noun

Suffix n (genitive Suffixes, plural Suffixe)

  1. (linguistics, grammar) suffix, postfix

Declension

Synonyms

  • Affixum (older)
  • Postfix (rarer)
  • Suffixum (older)
  • Nachsilbe

Hypernyms

Hyponyms

  • Ableitungssuffix
  • Adverbialsuffix
  • Kollektivsuffix
  • Verbalsuffix

suffix

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English

Noun

suffix (plural suffixes)

  1. One or more letters or sounds added at the end of a word to modify the word's meaning.
    The suffix "-able" changes "sing" into "singable".
  2. (mathematics) A subscript.

Usage notes

  • The plural suffices occasionally appears (including in one educational publication), but it is not a standard Latin plural.

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See also

  • Category:English suffixes

Verb

suffix (third-person singular simple present suffixes, present participle suffixing, simple past and past participle suffixed)

  1. (transitive) To append (something) to the end of something else.

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