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bound form

n.
1. A linguistic element that always occurs as part of another word, such as -ly in lovely.
2. The form taken by a noun in a Semitic language when the noun is followed directly by a possessor noun or by a possessive pronoun suffix.
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Noun1.bound form - a morpheme that occurs only as part of a larger construction; eg an -s at the end of plural nouns
morpheme - minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units
combining form - a bound form used only in compounds; "`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"
affix - a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
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In current vitamin D assays, blood samples must be prepared and processed to release vitamin from its bound form before it can be measured with an assay.
Many illustrated manuscripts are no longer in bound form because Western sellers sold them page-by-page, presumably to maximize their profits.
Even in the weaker, bound form, the counterfactual Ramsey Test makes counterfactuals subject to the very argument that Lewis used to argue against the indicative version of the Ramsey Test.
However, all of it was probably present in the bound form.
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