Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A linguistic element that always occurs as part of another word, such as –ly in lovely.
  • noun The form taken by a noun in a Semitic language when the noun is followed directly by a possessor noun or by a possessive pronoun suffix.

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  • noun linguistics a unit of language that can be only be used as part of a word, not as a word on its own (such as the English suffix -ly)

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  • noun a morpheme that occurs only as part of a larger construction; eg an -s at the end of plural nouns

Etymologies

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bound + form

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