Combining-form Definition

kəm-bīnĭng
noun
A word form that occurs only in compounds or derivatives, and that can combine with other such forms or with affixes to form a word (Ex.: bio- and -lysis in biolysis)
Webster's New World

In computer typography, the form of an accent that can be combined with other characters, as opposed to a single character that includes the accent.

Some fonts support more of these ligatures and combining forms than others.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Combining-form

Noun

Singular:
combining-form
Plural:
combining-forms

Origin of Combining-form

  • 1884

    From Wiktionary

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