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pol·y·syn·thet·ic

 (pŏl′ē-sĭn-thĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to a language such as Eskimo or Mohawk, characterized by long, morphologically complex words with a large number of affixes that express syntactic relationships and meanings usually expressed as phrases or sentences in other languages.

polysynthetic

(ˌpɒlɪsɪnˈθɛtɪk) or

polysynthetical

adj
(Linguistics) denoting languages, such as Inuktitut, in which single words may express the meaning of whole phrases or clauses by virtue of multiple affixes. Compare synthetic3, analytic3, agglutinative2
polysynthesis n
ˌpolyˈsynthesism, ˌpolyˈsynthetism n
ˌpolysynˈthetically adv

pol•y•syn•thet•ic

(ˌpɒl i sɪnˈθɛt ɪk)

also pol`y•syn•thet′i•cal,



adj.
(of a language) characterized by the use of long words containing a large number of affixes to express syntactic relationships and meanings, as many American Indian languages. Compare analytic (def. 3), synthetic (def. 4).
[1815–1825; < Late Greek polysýnthet(os) much compounded + -ic. See poly-, synthetic]
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Adj.1.polysynthetic - forming derivative or compound words by putting together constituents each of which expresses a single definite meaning
synthetic - systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words
Translations
polysynthetisch