Definition Of affix


an additional element placed at the beginning or end of a root, stem, or word, or in the body of a word, to modify its meaning.

Languages that work like this, where whole phrases or clauses can be formed in one word by attaching affixes to noun stems or verbs, are called polysynthetic.

stick, attach, or fasten (something) to something else.

he licked the stamp and affixed it to the envelope

Example Of affix

  • And who is responsible for what happens once the photograph is affixed to the gallery wall or printed in the fine volume of war photography?

  • Anyway, I went over to right the fan and after affixing the cover I turned it on.

  • At least one fastener affixes the mounting bracket and component to the chassis.

  • Derivational affixes include prefixes and suffixes like un - in ‘unsteady’ and able as in ‘knowable.’

  • Each cable also includes an appropriate amount of clips and screws to properly affix the cables to the floor.

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