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EtymologyEdit

From Latin suffixum (suffix), from sub (under, beneath) + fixus, perfect passive participle of figere (to fasten, fix).

PronunciationEdit

  • (noun) IPA(key): /ˈsʌfɪks/
  • (file)
  • (verb) IPA(key): /ˈsʌfɪks/, /səˈfɪks/
  • Rhymes: -ɪks

NounEdit

suffix (plural suffixes)

  1. One or more letters or sounds added at the end of a word to modify the word's meaning.
    The suffix "-able" changes "sing" into "singable".
  2. (mathematics) A subscript.

Usage notesEdit

  • The plural suffices occasionally appears (including in one educational publication), but it is not a standard plural.

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VerbEdit

suffix (third-person singular simple present suffixes, present participle suffixing, simple past and past participle suffixed)

  1. (transitive) To append (something) to the end of something else.

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