polysynthesism

polysynthesism

[pol-i-sin-thuh-siz-uhm]
noun
1.
the synthesis of various elements.
2.
the combining of several words of a sentence into one word.

Origin:
1880–85; poly- + synthes(is) + -ism

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polysynthetic (ˌpɒlɪsɪnˈθɛtɪk)
 
adj
synthetic analytic Compare agglutinative denoting languages, such as Inuktitut, in which single words may express the meaning of whole phrases or clauses by virtue of multiple affixes
 
polysynthesis
 
n
 
poly'synthesism
 
n
 
polysyn'thetically
 
adv

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