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

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  • parasynthesis — [par΄əsin′thə sis] n. [ModL: see PARA 1 & SYNTHESIS] Linguis. the process of forming words by both compounding and the addition of derivational suffixes (Ex.: big hearted from big heart + ed, not big + hearted) parasynthetic [par΄əsin thet′ik]… …   English World dictionary

  • Parasynthesis — см. словосложение …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • 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

  • parasynthesis — noun The formation of words by a combination of compounding and adding an affix …   Wiktionary

  • parasynthesis — noun Linguistics a process by which a term is formed by adding a bound morpheme (e.g. ed) to a combination of existing words (e.g. black eyed from black eye(s) + ed). Derivatives parasynthetic adjective parasynthetically adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • parasynthesis — para·synthesis …   English syllables

  • parasynthesis — par•a•syn•the•sis [[t]ˌpær əˈsɪn θə sɪs[/t]] n. gram. the formation of a word by adding a derivational suffix to a phrase or compound, as in greathearted, from great heart+ ed[/ex] • Etymology: 1860–65 par a•syn•thet′ic ˈθɛt ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • parasynthesis — /pærəˈsɪnθəsəs/ (say paruh sinthuhsuhs) noun the formation of a word by the addition of an affix to a phrase or compound, as great hearted, which is great heart plus ed (not great plus hearted). {para 1 + synthesis} –parasynthetic /pærəsɪnˈθɛtɪk/ …   Australian English dictionary

  • parasynthesis —   n. adding of prefix or suffix to compound to form new word …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • parasynthesis — n. Philol. a derivation from a compound, e.g. black eyed from black eye(s) + ed. Derivatives: parasynthetic adj. Etymology: Gk parasunthesis (as PARA (1), SYNTHESIS) …   Useful english dictionary

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