afformative

noun
af·​for·​ma·​tive | \a-ˈfȯr-mə-tiv, ə-\
plural -s

Definition of afformative 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: suffix sense 1 used especially in Semitic grammar contrasted with preformative

afformative

adjective
af·​for·​ma·​tive | \a-ˈfȯr-mə-tiv, ə-\

Definition of afformative (Entry 2 of 2)

: characterized by the use of suffixes the afformative conjugation : being an afformative an afformative element

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First Known Use of afformative

Noun

1795, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afformative

Noun

ad- + formative

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