polysynthesism

noun
poly·​syn·​the·​sism
plural -s

Definition of polysynthesism

: the uniting of many parts into one : a high degree of synthesis specifically : a grammatical practice of some languages (as American Indian) of combining word elements into a single word that is equivalent to a sentence in other languages

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History and Etymology for polysynthesism

polysynthesis + -ism

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“Polysynthesism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polysynthesism. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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