Pronunciation: /əˈfiks /[with object]
- Stick, attach, or fasten (something) to something else: he licked the stamp and affixed it to the envelopeMore example sentences
- Make sure your copyright notice is affixed to copies in such manner and location as to give reasonable notice of your copyright.
- Once the border on the wood is engraved, a fine cotton canvas is affixed to the wood with rabbit skin glue - a binding agent that is soaked in water overnight and then heated.
- At least one fastener affixes the mounting bracket and component to the chassis.
Pronunciation: /ˈaˌfiks /Grammar Back to top
- An additional element placed at the beginning or end of a root, stem, or word, or in the body of a word, to modify its meaning. See also infix, prefix, suffix.More example sentences
- Languages that work like this, where whole phrases or clauses can be formed in one word by attaching affixes to noun stems or verbs, are called polysynthetic.
- We usually have in mind a system where a stem is combined with various affixes, which might be prefixes, suffixes, or infixes.
- The experimenters pronounced the affixes and bases in the blending part and the complex words in the segmentation part.
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- Newspapers - even the venerable New York Times - printed flags across entire back pages for affixation to windows.
- Root and pattern affixation is considered nonlinear since neither of the two morphological components appears in continuous form; rather, they are interdigitated within each other.
- That is, the traditional concept of witnessing the affixation of a traditional signature reduces the incidence of forged signatures.
late Middle English: from Old French affixer or medieval Latin affixare, frequentative of Latin affigere, from ad- 'to' + figere 'to fix'.