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affix

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verb af·fix \ə-ˈfiks, a-\

Definition of affix

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to attach physically affix a stamp to a letter

  3. 2 :  to attach in any way :  add, append affix a signature to a document

  4. 3 :  impress affixed my seal

affixable

play \-ˈfik-sə-bəl\ adjective

affixation

play \ˌa-ˌfik-ˈsā-shən\ noun

affixment

play \ə-ˈfik-smənt, a-\ noun

Examples of affix in a Sentence

  1. affix a first-class stamp to the envelope

Origin and Etymology of affix

Latin affixus, past participle of affigere to fasten to, from ad- + figere to fasten — more at fix

Synonym Discussion of affix

fasten, fix, attach, affix mean to make something stay firmly in place. fasten implies an action such as tying, buttoning, nailing, locking, or otherwise securing. fasten the reins to a post fix usually implies a driving in, implanting, or embedding. fixed the stake in the ground attach suggests a connecting or uniting by a bond, link, or tie in order to keep things together. attach the W-2 form here affix implies an imposing of one thing on another by gluing, impressing, or nailing. affix your address label here

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affix

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noun af·fix \ˈa-ˌfiks\

Definition of affix

  1. 1 grammar :  one or more sounds or letters occurring as a bound form attached to the beginning or end of a word, base, or phrase or inserted within a word or base and serving to produce a derivative word or an inflectional form The affix in the word “attendance” is “-ance.”

  2. 2 :  appendage

affixal

play \-ˌfik-səl\ or

affixial

play \a-ˈfik-sē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of affix

see 1affix

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms


AFFIX Defined for English Language Learners

affix

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Definition of affix for English Language Learners

  • : to attach (something) to something else

affix

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Definition of affix for English Language Learners

  • grammar : a letter or group of letters added to the beginning or end of a word to change its meaning : a prefix or suffix


AFFIX Defined for Kids

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affix

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verb af·fix \ə-ˈfiks\

Definition of affix for Students

affixed

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affixing

  1. 1 :  to attach firmly Affix the stamp to the envelope.

  2. 2 :  to add to something else He affixed his signature to the letter.


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affix

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noun af·fix \ˈa-ˌfiks\

Definition of affix for Students

  1. :  a letter or group of letters (as a prefix or suffix) that comes at the beginning or end of a word and has a meaning of its own


Law Dictionary

affix

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transitive verb af·fix \ə-ˈfiks, a-\

Legal Definition of affix

  1. 1 :  to attach physically

  2. 2 :  to attach or add in any way affix a signature to a document

  3. 3 :  to make by or as if by pressure affix my seal



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