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agglutinative


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Agglutinative  \Ag*glu"ti*na*tive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  agglutinatif.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  agglutination;  tending  to  unite,  or  having 
  power  to  cause  adhesion;  adhesive. 
 
  2.  (Philol.)  Formed  or  characterized  by  agglutination,  as  a 
  language  or  a  compound. 
 
  In  agglutinative  languages  the  union  of  words  may  be 
  compared  to  mechanical  compounds,  in  inflective 
  languages  to  chemical  compounds.  --R.  Morris. 
 
  Cf  man-kind,  heir-loom,  war-like,  which  are 
  agglutinative  compounds.  The  Finnish,  Hungarian, 
  Turkish,  the  Tamul,  etc.,  are  agglutinative 
  languages.  --R.  Morris. 
 
  Agglutinative  languages  preserve  the  consciousness 
  of  their  roots.  --Max 
  M["u]ller. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  agglutinative 
  adj  1:  forming  derivative  or  compound  words  by  putting  together 
  constituents  each  of  which  expresses  a  single  definite 
  meaning  [syn:  {combining(a)},  {polysynthetic}] 
  2:  united  as  if  by  glue  [syn:  {agglutinate}] 




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