noun poly·syn·the·sism

Definition of polysynthesism



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of polysynthesism

polysynthesis + -ism

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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