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(Linguistics) linguistics a suprasegmental feature distinguishing the meaning or grammatical function of one word or phrase from that of another, as stress does for example between the noun conduct and the verb conduct
[from super- + -fix, on the model of prefix, suffix]
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(ˈsu pərˌfɪks)

a suprasegmental feature having an identifiable meaning or grammatical function, as the stress pattern that distinguishes the noun record from the verb record.
[1945–50; super- + -fix, extracted from affix, infix, etc.]
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t," "gegrubt"), and less commonly, superfix and infix.
Caernarfon-based Superfix teamed up with Halen Mon to launch Sea Source, a therapeutic leg spray that is derived from a by-product of the latter's salt making process.
An example of one such collaboration is between Superfix Supplements Ltd based at Cwm y Glo, near Caernarfon, and the school.
Scarborough Building Society's amazing Superfix, for instance, is just 1.05 per cent - but there are strings.
where the A superfix denotes the adjoint matrix defined by
where the superfix ' denotes the derivative with respect to time.
Running their business Superfix from their home, using just two vans to deliver special supplements, the couple have been crowned winners of the Vanarama Van Hero Award 2015.
A chance meeting between Caernarfon company Superfix Supplements Ltd and Anglesey's Halen Mon at an entrepreneurial event held by Bangor University led to Bangor's School of Chemistry playing a crucial role in the development of the new therapeutic product for horses.
But they fail to deter the dogged dog until Daphne's 'superfix hair spray' immobilises the baddies' bandages and the greedy scoundrels are unmasked.