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What is subtraction?

 

Definition
 

Subtraction is a morphological process of modification that removes one or more segments from a root or stem.

Example (French)
 
  • In French, the masculine form of adjectives is analyzed by some as being produced from the feminine form by the removal of a consonant, thereby exhibiting a process of consonant subtraction.
  • Generic
      A subtraction is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Matthews 1991 142


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