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What is suffixation?

 

Definition
 

Suffixation is a morphological process whereby a bound morpheme is attached to the end of a stem.

 

The kind of affix involved in this process is called a suffix.

Example (English)
 

The past tense suffix -ed attaches to the end of the stem walk to form the past tense verb walked.

Generic
  A suffixation is a kind of
 

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