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Meaning of AGGLUTINATIVE

Pronunciation:  u'gloot`neytiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  united as if by glue
  2. [adj]  forming derivative or compound words by putting together constituents each of which expresses a single definite meaning
 

AGGLUTINATIVE is a 13 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: adhesive, agglutinate, combining(a), polysynthetic, synthetic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ag*glu"ti*na*tive\, a. [Cf. F. agglutinatif.]
1. Pertaining to agglutination; tending to unite, or having
   power to cause adhesion; adhesive.

2. (Philol.) Formed or characterized by agglutination, as a
   language or a compound.

         In agglutinative languages the union of words may be
         compared to mechanical compounds, in inflective
         languages to chemical compounds.      --R. Morris.

         Cf. man-kind, heir-loom, war-like, which are
         agglutinative compounds. The Finnish, Hungarian,
         Turkish, the Tamul, etc., are agglutinative
         languages.                            --R. Morris.

         Agglutinative languages preserve the consciousness
         of their roots.                       --Max
                                               M["u]ller.

 

 

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