Definition of agglutinative in English:

agglutinative

Line breaks: ag¦glu¦tin|ative
Pronunciation: /əˈgluːtɪnətɪv
 
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adjective

Linguistics
  • (Of a language, e.g. Hungarian, Turkish, Korean, and Swahili) tending to express concepts in complex words consisting of many elements, rather than by inflection or by using isolated elements. Contrasted with analytic and synthetic.
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    • The Korean language is agglutinative and usually regarded as a Uro-Altaic language.
    • The hallmark of agglutinative languages is multisyllabic words composed of linear sequences of morphemes.
    • The fact that Arabic is an agglutinative language with a complex affix structure involving prefixes, infixes and suffixes presents a special case for testing the general assumption of this study.

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