Parasynthetic Par`a*syn*thet"ic, a. [Gr. ?. See {Para-}, and {Synthetic}.] Formed from a compound word. ``Parasynthetic derivatives.'' --Dr. Murray. [1913 Webster]

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  • parasynthetic — adjective see parasynthesis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • parasynthetic — See parasynthesis. * * * …   Universalium

  • parasynthetic — adjective formed by adding multiple elements (prefixes, suffixes, etc.) to a compound word …   Wiktionary

  • parasynthetic — para·synthetic …   English syllables

  • parasynthetic — |parə+ adjective Etymology: para (I) + synthetic : of, relating to, or resulting from parasynthesis …   Useful english dictionary

  • parasynthesis — parasynthetic /par euh sin thet ik/, adj. /par euh sin theuh sis/, n. Gram. 1. the formation of a word by the addition of a derivational suffix to a phrase or compound, as of greathearted, which is great heart plus ed. 2. the formation of a word… …   Universalium

  • parasynthétique — [ parasɛ̃tetik ] adj. et n. m. • 1875; du gr. parasunthetos ♦ Ling. Composé par l addition combinée de plusieurs affixes à une base (ex. incollable). ● parasynthétique adjectif et nom masculin Se dit d un dérivé formé par l adjonction combinée d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • parasynthesis — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1862 the formation of words by adding a derivative ending and prefixing a particle (as in denationalize) • parasynthetic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • schooler — /skooh leuhr/, n. a person who attends school, esp. a child (usually used in combination): a new course for junior high schoolers. [from parasynthetic derivatives with SCHOOL1 and a preceding attributive; see ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tonner — /tun euhr/, n. something having a specified weight in tons (used in combination): The sailboat was a twelve tonner. [1850 55; in parasynthetic compounds formed from TON1 and a quantifier; see ER1] * * * …   Universalium

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