parasynthesis

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par·a·syn·the·sis

 (păr′ə-sĭn′thĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. par·a·syn·the·ses (-sēz′)
The formation of words by a combination of compounding and adding an affix, as in downhearted, formed from down plus heart plus -ed, not down plus hearted.

par′a·syn·thet′ic (-thĕt′ĭk) adj.

parasynthesis

(ˌpærəˈsɪnθɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Linguistics) formation of words by means of compounding a phrase and adding an affix, as for example light-headed, which is light + head with the affix -ed
parasynthetic adj

par•a•syn•the•sis

(ˌpær əˈsɪn θə sɪs)

n.
the formation of a word by adding a derivational suffix to a phrase or compound, as in greathearted, from great heart + -ed.
[1860–65]
par`a•syn•thet′ic (-ˈθɛt ɪk) adj.

parasynthesis

1. word formation by the addition of both a prefix and a suffix to a stem or word, as international.
2. word formation by the addition of a suffix to a phrase or compound word, as nickel-and-diming. — parasynthetic, adj.
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