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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The first known use of afformative was in 1795

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“Afformative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afformative. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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