Definitions

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

  • noun An affix consisting of a prefix and a suffix, such as the progressive present marker a- … -ing in dialectal English I'm a-going or the past participle marker y- … -t in archaic English yclept.
  • transitive verb To add as a circumfix.

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  • noun grammar An affix containing both a prefixing and a suffixing element existing as a single morphological unit.
  • verb grammar Affix a circumfix to (a word).

Etymologies

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circum- + -fix

Examples

  • I fixed the error message for a collision aligned a few more things to the specification changed MMD with Jonathan mandatory, named parameters are part of the constraint on a multi where STD uses that, it declares those parameters as mandatory the spec claimed that adverbs and fat-arrow plus circumfix are semantically equivalent fixed the circumfix semantics there in the parse

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