bound morpheme

Definitions of bound morpheme
  1. noun
    a morpheme that occurs only as part of a larger construction; eg an -s at the end of plural nouns
    synonyms: bound form
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    combining form
    a bound form used only in compounds
    affix
    a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
    prefix
    an affix that is added in front of the word
    postfix, suffix
    an affix that is added at the end of the word
    infix
    an affix that is inserted inside the word
    type of:
    morpheme
    minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units
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