Definition of suppletion
: the occurrence of phonemically unrelated allomorphs of the same morpheme (as went as the past tense of go or better as the comparative form of good)
suppletiveplay \sə-ˈplē-tiv, ˈsə-plə-\ adjective
Origin and Etymology of suppletion
Medieval Latin suppletion-, suppletio act of supplementing, from Latin supplēre
First Known Use: 1914
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