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Meaning of "affix" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AFFIX

From Medieval Latin affixāre, from ad- to + fixāre to fix.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AFFIX

affix  [əˈfɪks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AFFIX

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Affix is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb affix in English.

WHAT DOES AFFIX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Affix

An affix is a morpheme that is attached to a word stem to form a new word. Affixes may be derivational, like English -ness and pre-, or inflectional, like English plural -s and past tense -ed. They are bound morphemes by definition; prefixes and suffixes may be separable affixes. Affixation is, thus, the linguistic process speakers use to form different words by adding morphemes at the beginning, the middle or the end of words.

Definition of affix in the English dictionary

The first definition of affix in the dictionary is to attach, fasten, join, or stick. Other definition of affix is to add or append. Affix is also to attach or attribute.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO AFFIX

PRESENT

Present
I affix
you affix
he/she/it affixes
we affix
you affix
they affix
Present continuous
I am affixing
you are affixing
he/she/it is affixing
we are affixing
you are affixing
they are affixing
Present perfect
I have affixed
you have affixed
he/she/it has affixed
we have affixed
you have affixed
they have affixed
Present perfect continuous
I have been affixing
you have been affixing
he/she/it has been affixing
we have been affixing
you have been affixing
they have been affixing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I affixed
you affixed
he/she/it affixed
we affixed
you affixed
they affixed
Past continuous
I was affixing
you were affixing
he/she/it was affixing
we were affixing
you were affixing
they were affixing
Past perfect
I had affixed
you had affixed
he/she/it had affixed
we had affixed
you had affixed
they had affixed
Past perfect continuous
I had been affixing
you had been affixing
he/she/it had been affixing
we had been affixing
you had been affixing
they had been affixing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will affix
you will affix
he/she/it will affix
we will affix
you will affix
they will affix
Future continuous
I will be affixing
you will be affixing
he/she/it will be affixing
we will be affixing
you will be affixing
they will be affixing
Future perfect
I will have affixed
you will have affixed
he/she/it will have affixed
we will have affixed
you will have affixed
they will have affixed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been affixing
you will have been affixing
he/she/it will have been affixing
we will have been affixing
you will have been affixing
they will have been affixing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would affix
you would affix
he/she/it would affix
we would affix
you would affix
they would affix
Conditional continuous
I would be affixing
you would be affixing
he/she/it would be affixing
we would be affixing
you would be affixing
they would be affixing
Conditional perfect
I would have affix
you would have affix
he/she/it would have affix
we would have affix
you would have affix
they would have affix
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been affixing
you would have been affixing
he/she/it would have been affixing
we would have been affixing
you would have been affixing
they would have been affixing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you affix
we let´s affix
you affix
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to affix
Past participle
affixed
Present Participle
affixing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AFFIX


antefix
ˈæntɪˌfɪks
confix
kənˈfɪks
crucifix
ˈkruːsɪfɪks
demographics
ˌdɛməˈɡræfɪks
fix
fɪks
graphics
ˈɡræfɪks
hieroglyphics
ˌhaɪərəˈɡlɪfɪks
infix
ɪnˈfɪks
micrographics
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈɡræfɪks
postfix
pəʊstˈfɪks
prefix
ˈpriːfɪks
psychographics
ˌsaɪkəʊˈɡræfɪks
reaffix
ˌriːəˈfɪks
refix
riːˈfɪks
reprographics
ˌriːprəˈɡræfɪks
specifics
spɪˈsɪfɪks
suffix
ˈsʌfɪks
superfix
ˈsuːpəˌfɪks
transfix
trænsˈfɪks
unfix
ʌnˈfɪks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AFFIX

affinity
affinity card
affirm
affirmable
affirmance
affirmant
affirmation
affirmative
affirmative action
affirmatively
affirmatory
affirmer
affirming the consequent
affirmingly
affixal
affixation
affixer
affixial
affixment
affixture

WORDS THAT END LIKE AFFIX

Aix
appendix
Asterix
Beatrix
dominatrix
flix
Grand Prix
helix
Hendrix
matrix
mix
nix
phoenix
pix
quick fix
remix
Roubaix
six
subfix
tix

Synonyms and antonyms of affix in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AFFIX»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «affix» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of affix
add · annex · append · attach · bind · fasten · glue · join · paste · put on · subjoin · tack · tag

Translation of «affix» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AFFIX

Find out the translation of affix to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of affix from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «affix» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

贴上
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

colocar
570 millions of speakers

English

affix
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रत्यय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اللاحقه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прикрепить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

apor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জুড়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

apposer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Melekat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

anbringen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

貼る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

부착
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Affix
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dán tem
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பதிக்கவேண்டும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लावणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

iliştirmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

apporre
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umieszcza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прикріпити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aplice
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τοποθετεί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aanbring
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

anbringa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

feste
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of affix

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AFFIX»

The term «affix» is quite widely used and occupies the 43.568 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AFFIX» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about affix

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AFFIX»

Discover the use of affix in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to affix and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Clitic and Affix Combinations: Theoretical Perspectives
In this volume, the relationship between clitics and affixes and their combinatorial properties has led to a serious discussion of the interface between syntax, morphology, semantics, and phonology that draws on a variety of theoretical ...
Lorie Heggie, Fernando Ordóñez, 2005
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Language Typology and Language Universals: An International ...
Affix position 1. Position of affix relative to stem 2. Relative position of affixes 3. Special abbreviations 4. References (selected) The rubric "affix position" subsumes two related phenomena: (a) the position of an affix relative to the stem with ...
Martin Haspelmath, 2001
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The Ashtádhyáyí of Páṇini
The elision of the affix Let us form the Aorist (luri) of the causative form of sr*. The causative is formed by adding the affix pir^r to the root ; and the aorist takes the augment sr. Thus we have : — + + ftr^ +5J = ,SIT£ +y + 5.= ^IT^+T + ,^? + ^- Tne ...
Pāṇini, Srisa Chandra Vasu, 1891
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Causes and Consequences of Word Structure
Affix. Ordering. One of the most debated problems of English morphology is that of stacking restrictions amongst derivational affixes. Of the many potential combinations of affixes, only a very small proportion are actually attested.
Jennifer Hay, 2003
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A pratical grammar of the Sanscrit Language, arranged with ...
<t 'to fly,' 274,395. <*> ^ST^fiff 'mutual striking,' 793. affix, 84. 1. ^ff' giving,' 141. a. n «j Ws ' a carpenter,' 150. <ffv 'ghee,' 122. Wi{ ' he,' 220. ^ 'to pity,' 385. c. •T^ 'to stretch,' 354, 583, 684. <jft$l ' to be poor,' 75. a, 328, 385. d. TR affix, 80. XVI.
Monier Williams, 1857
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Handbook of Word-Formation
SECRETION OF NEW AFFIXES Affix secretion may be defined as a case where a new affix has established itself because speakers start to perceive it in a group of borrowed words (see Marchand 1969: 211, Adams 2001: 134) or because ...
Pavol Štekauer, Rochelle Lieber, 2006
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LMF Lexical Markup Framework
Condition is a class representing the conditions that determine or constrain the usage of a Process or Affix Allomorph instance. — Affix is a class representing an affix, a word form or morpheme that is qualified by a set of grammatical features ...
Gil Francopoulo, 2013
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Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal
(see Rule 2) induces the corresponding vowel for the affix. Ex. : ' tiii-up'. 2. In all other cases the affix assumes a vowel corresponding with the chief Boot vowel, as follows : — Soot Vowel or Diphthong. Corresponding Towel for Affix. 1. a ai t 2.
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A sketch of the Túrkí language as spoken in eastern ...
Whenever the affix begins with a Vowel and the lioot ends with one, the latter prevails. Ex. : acliku'm (achku = key, and 'm possessive affix of 1st Person). 2T. S. — With a final diphthong there is no elision ; the chief vowel (see Rule 2) induces  ...
Robert Barkley Shaw, 1878
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Handbook of Australian Languages
transitive subject (function) ablative (case) absolutive (case) accusative (case) aversive (case) allative (case) concurrent action (verb affix) causal (case) causative (deriving transitive verb from noun or adjective) comitative (nominal affix ...
R.M.W. Dixon, Barry J. Blake, 1981

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AFFIX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term affix is used in the context of the following news items.
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6 Nigerian Girls Held for Assaulting Conductor
Police said the girls manhandled the conductor following an altercation after he asked them to affix their signatures on their daily bus passes. «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
2
Hillary Clinton classified emails require government to seize server …
... handled by Mrs. Clinton. As for past email practices, he said, “I'm not aware of any investigative effort to go back and try to affix blame for that. «Washington Times, Jul 15»
3
Why Netflix Needs To Bring Back Expiration Dates
Or maybe affix a red cartoon clock onto titles in your queue. Netflix certainly has the computing power to make this information available to its ... «Gizmodo Australia, Jul 15»
4
Do-it-at-home crafts keep kids cool, busy
Cut several strips of fabric and affix them around and below the ears to make hair for a mane. Glue the strips several inches down the back of ... «Las Vegas Sun, Jul 15»
5
Frog and Turtle Season Opens in State
... test line, affix a bobber a few inches above the hook, tie the line to my dock, toss the rig into the water, and then check back in a few hours. «Main Line, Jul 15»
6
Patriotism, traditions take center stage at Fourth Fest
He's not the kind of guy to affix a flag to his car, he said, but this is a big day. “Everyone can show themselves and their love for the red, white ... «Duluth News Tribune, Jul 15»
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Woman climbs fence at Confederate monument, arrested by S.C. …
When she prepared to tape the poster to the fence, Bureau of Protective Services officers told the woman that she could not affix anything to the ... «Anderson Independent Mail, Jul 15»
8
Declaration of Independence' Preserves The Patriots' Faces
Some congressional delegates didn't affix their signatures for months; some, including Livingston, never had a chance to sign at all. Trumbull ... «Town Hall, Jul 15»
9
Hundreds turn out for Saturday's 'Take the Flag Down SC' rally at …
When she prepared to tape the poster to the fence, Bureau of Protective Services officers told the woman that she could not affix anything to the ... «The State, Jul 15»
10
Ask a conservation officer: Register all boats longer than 10 feet
For nonmotorized craft (such as canoes, kayaks and surf skis), you just need to visibly affix the decal to the forward half of the watercraft above ... «Duluth News Tribune, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Affix [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/affix>. Sep 2019 ».
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