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
- 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.
- 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.
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
An infix operator is an operator that is expressed using a mathematical notation called infix notation.
It is one of the only, if not the only words, that can be used as an "infix" "Fanfuckingtastic".
An English teacher would tell you an 'infix' is a word more rarely an entire phrase inserted in the middle of another word to modify it.
FYI, you can define symbolic functions in F# to use the 'infix' notation by prefixing them with a tilde:
The infalible result of any inovation now made in 'the Farmer's Boy', would infix in the mind of Mr L the deepest and the most rooted dislike to me. —
I wonder if you actually pronounce the infix as you wrote it here.
In what follows, we shall sometimes write the symbol that denotes a mathematical relation in the usual ˜infix™ notation; for example, ˜™ denotes the greater-than relation in the expression ˜x
But one attraction of a DSL is that it's writable by non-programmers -- domain experts who can't be asked to grok the subtleties of why the infix plus operator didn't need a dot, but the must_be operator did.
It's confusing calling some methods as infix, and some as prefix.
Since a-Epenthesis, for example, is based on Jens Rasmussen's published contributions (i.e. his *O-infix hypothesis), you need to first confront the data he uses to support it (and which is in part supporting my reinterpretation of his rule).
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