Suffix meaning

sŭf'ĭks
An affix added to the end of a word or stem, serving to form a new word or functioning as an inflectional ending, such as -ness in gentleness, -ing in walking, or -s in sits.
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A letter, syllable, or group of syllables added at the end of a word or word base to change its meaning, give it grammatical function, or form a new word (Ex.: -ish in smallish, -ed in walked, -ness in darkness)
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To add as a suffix.
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Anything added to the end of something else.
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The definition of a suffix is a letter, syllable or group of syllables that are added to the end of a word to change it into something else.

An example of suffix is adding cycle to motor which creates motorcycle.

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A designation added to the end of a name. For example, ".com" is the suffix added to commercial domain names on the Internet. See TLD and Internet domain name.
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To add as a suffix.
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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".

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(mathematics) A subscript.
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To append (something) to the end of something else.
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Origin of suffix

  • New Latin suffīxum from Latin neuter of suffīxus past participle of suffīgere to fasten underneath, affix sub- sub- fīgere to fix, fasten dhīgw- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin sub (“under, beneath") + fixus, perfect passive participle of figere (“to fasten, fix").
    From Wiktionary