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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The formation of words by a combination of compounding and adding an affix, as in downhearted, formed from down plus heart plus -ed, not down plus hearted.

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  • n. The formation of words by a combination of compounding and adding an affix.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The princple of formation of parasyntheta; combined composition and derivation.

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  • Different dictionaries give it somewhat different definitions, but the nub of parasynthesis seems to be the formation of new words by affixing prefixes and suffixes fore and aft.

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  • As I've noodled over these three words, I've wanted to see them as examples of parasynthesis, a word I ran across this week, as I walked my fingers through the dictionary to confirm for a colleague that yes, paraprofessional was really there.

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  • Buy Yaz Online no Prescription a simulated progestational parasynthesis and has a molecular exert oneself of 366.5 and a molecular directions of C24H30O3.

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