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 History of this Word

"affix" is from "figere" (fasten) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is noun

infix, prefix, suffix are types of "affix"

"affix" is a part of grammar


Something added to a word. Forms a new word with a different meaning. A word could have different things added.

Examples of how the word is used

affix illustration Affixes that come at the beginnings of words are called prefixes.
affix illustration Most could not tell you what an affix is.