from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To fix in the mind; instill.
- transitive v. Linguistics To insert (a morphological element) into the body of a word.
- n. Linguistics An inflectional or derivational element appearing in the body of a word. For example, in Tagalog, the active verb sulat "write” can be converted to a passive, "written,” by inserting the infix -in-, yielding sinulat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To instill.
- v. To insert a morpheme inside an existing word.
- n. A morpheme inserted inside an existing word, such as -i- and -o- in English. This adds additional meaning or alters the meaning of the morpheme it is inserted into.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To set; to fasten or fix by piercing or thrusting in.
- transitive v. To implant or fix; to instill; to inculcate, as principles, thoughts, or instructions.
- n. Something infixed.
- n. An element that is inserted into the body of an elemt which it threby modifies, as a letter within a word.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fix or fasten in; insert forcibly; implant firmly: as. to infix a dart; to infix facts in the memory.
- To insert additionally or accessorily. See infix, n.
- n. Something infixed; in grammar, an element having the value of a suffix or a prefix, but inserted in the body of a word, as practised in some languages.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an affix that is inserted inside the word
- v. put or introduce into something
- v. attach a morpheme into a stem word
Back-formation from Middle English infixed, stuck in, from Latin īnfīxus, past participle of īnfīgere, to fasten in : in-, in; + fīgere, to fasten.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from Middle English infixed, stuck in, from Latin infixus, past participle of infigere, to fasten in. (Wiktionary)