Infix meaning

ĭn-fĭks
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(linguis.) A morpheme that is added within a word (Ex.: -o- in gemology)
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(linguistics) To insert (a morphological element) into the body of a word.
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(linguistics) To insert a morpheme inside an existing word.
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To fix in the mind; instill.
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The definition of infix is to fasten or insert.

An example of infix is to tie together two buttons.

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An inflectional or derivational element appearing in the body of a word. For example, in Tagalog, the active verb sulat, “write,” can be converted to a passive, “written,” by inserting the infix –in–, yielding sinulat.
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To fasten or set firmly in or on, esp. by inserting or piercing.
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To fix firmly in the mind; instill; implant.
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To place (an infix) within a word.
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To set; to fasten or fix by piercing or thrusting in.

To infix a sting, spear, or dart.

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(linguistics) A morpheme inserted inside an existing word, such as -i- and -o- in English. This adds additional meaning or alters the meaning of the morpheme it is inserted into.
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Origin of infix

  • Back-formation from Middle English infixed stuck in from Latin īnfīxus past participle of īnfīgere to fasten in in- in in–2 fīgere to fasten dhīgw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from Middle English infixed, stuck in, from Latin infixus, past participle of infigere, to fasten in.

    From Wiktionary