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 History of this Word

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

Notes

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

Infixes in the english language are rare.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"infix" is a type of affix

Definition

Something inserted in the middle of a word. Forms a new word with a different meaning. A word could have different things added.

Examples of how the word is used

infix illustration In other languages there are hundreds of infixes.
infix illustration Since "infix" goes back a couple of centuries, I don't think you can blame computer scientists for it.