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affix

[v. uh-fiks; n. af-iks]
verb (used with object)
1.
to fasten, join, or attach (usually followed by to ): to affix stamps to a letter.
2.
to put or add on; append: to affix a signature to a contract.
3.
to impress (a seal or stamp).
4.
to attach (blame, reproach, ridicule, etc.).
noun
5.
something that is joined or attached.
6.
Grammar. a bound inflectional or derivational element, as a prefix, infix, or suffix, added to a base or stem to form a fresh stem or a word, as -ed added to want to form wanted, or im- added to possible to form impossible.
Compare combining form.


Origin:
1525–35; < Latin affīxus fastened to (past participle of affīgere), equivalent to af- af- + fīg- fasten + -sus, variant of -tus past participle suffix

affixable, adjective
affixal [a-fik-suhl] , affixial [a-fik-see-uhl] , adjective
affixer, noun
affixment, noun
reaffix, verb (used with object)
unaffixed, adjective
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affix
 
vb
1.  to attach, fasten, join, or stick: to affix a poster to the wall
2.  to add or append: to affix a signature to a document
3.  to attach or attribute (guilt, blame, etc)
 
n
4.  prefix suffix See also infix a linguistic element added to a word or root to produce a derived or inflected form: -ment in establishment is a derivational affix; -s in drowns is an inflectional affix
5.  something fastened or attached; appendage
 
[C15: from Medieval Latin affixāre, from ad- to + fixāre to fix]
 
affixation
 
n
 
affixture
 
n

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affix
1530s, from M.L. affixare, freq. of L. affigere (pp. affixus) "fasten to," from ad- "to" + figere "fasten" (see fix). First used by Scottish writers and perhaps from M.Fr. affixer, a temporarily re-Latinized spelling of O.Fr. afichier (modern Fr. afficher).
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