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An inflected form of a noun that indicates the grammatical function of the noun with respect to other words in the sentence.


A way of shortening words or phrases by clipping off some part of a word and throwing away the rest.


Creation of a new word witout basing it on some pre-existing word or part of a word.

complex word

A word that consists of one root morpheme (bound or free) and at least one derivational affix.


A word that consists of more than one root morpheme.


A part of speech that is used to join clauses or sentences.


A word formation process in which a word is assigned to a new word class without any change in form.