by-form

noun
\ ˈbī-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce by-form (audio) \

Definition of by-form

: a parallel and sometimes less important form of a word, stem, or formative element in a given language or dialect

First Known Use of by-form

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“By-form.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by-form. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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