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 History of this Word

"tropy" is from "tropous" spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

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

More words with this suffix,
aeolotropy
entropy
thixotropy

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grammar is modifier

"-tropy" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates turning or changing. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-tropy illustration Tin exhibits allotropy; above 13.2?C it is a lustrous, silver-white, highly crystalline metal.
-tropy illustration The ivy grows from one single root following different forces: an up-vector imitating the phototropy of plants, and finally gravity.