Definition of parasynthesis in English:

parasynthesis

Line breaks: para|syn¦thesis
Pronunciation: /parəˈsɪnθɪsɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Linguistics
  • A process by which a term is formed by adding a bound morpheme (e.g. -ed) to a combination of existing words (e.g. black-eyed from black eye(s) + -ed).

Derivatives

parasynthetic

Pronunciation: /-ˈθɛtɪk/
adjective

parasynthetically

adverb

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek parasunthesis, from para- 'subsidiary' + synthesis.

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