preformative

adjective
pre·​formative | \ (ˈ)prē+ \

Definition of preformative

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 [pre- + formative, adjective] : being a prefix a preformative affix : characterized by the use of preformatives the preformative conjugation

preformative

noun
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Definition of preformative (Entry 2 of 2)

: prefix sense 1 used especially in Semitic grammar contrasted with afformative

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History and Etymology for preformative

Adjective

Latin praeformatus (past participle of praeformare to preform) + English -ive

Noun

pre- + formative, noun

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“Preformative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preformative. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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