Surface Analysis Definition


Any valid analysis of a word's morphology regardless of whether it represents its etymology in the strict sense of that word (that is, the historical origin); for example, the word biology has a surface analysis of bio- +‎ -logy although it was not coined as the combination of those combining forms (biology ). The word can validly be viewed as an example of words ending in the suffix -ology even though it was not coined as one (whereas many analogous but newer words were thus coined, such as immunology ).


The analysis of a physical surface ( SURFACE ANALYSIS ) or any instance of such analysis ( SURFACE ANALYSIS ).


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