Definición de combining form en inglés:

combining form

Saltos de línea: com|bin¦ing form

sustantivo

Grammar
  • A form of a word normally used in compounds in combination with another element to form a word (e.g. Anglo- ‘English’ in Anglo-Irish, bio- ‘life’ in biology, -graphy ‘writing’ in biography).
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • As an aside, telethon is one of those odd blends in which two combining forms, prefix and suffix, have been borrowed from separate words and jammed together, extinguishing any root word.
    • That's why they're called Cryptoaliens, ‘crypto’ being a combining form that means ‘unknown’.

Uso

In this dictionary, combining form is used to denote an element that contributes to the particular sense of words (as with bio- and -graphy in biography), as distinct from a prefix or suffix that adjusts the sense of or determines the function of words (as with un-, -able, and -ation).

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