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agglutinative

Syllabification: ag·glu·ti·na·tive
Pronunciation: /əˈɡlo͞otnādiv
 
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Definition of agglutinative in English:

adjective

Linguistics
(Of a language) forming words predominantly by agglutination, rather than by inflection or by using isolated elements. Examples include Hungarian, Turkish, Korean, and Swahili.
Example sentences
  • 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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