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Affix

A categorical term for a word part that is added to a root word to change/modify its meaning—both prefixes and suffixes are affixes

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Prefix

A word part added to the beginning of a word, and often used to indicate location, time, or present status.

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Suffix

A word part that is added to the end of a root word to form a new term.

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Root words

Word parts that carry the essential meaning of a word; cannot be broken down into smaller parts.

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Eponyms

A word that is derived from someone's proper name, typically the discoverer/inventor of the concept the word refers to.

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Abbreviations

Single words that have been (eg. Dr. for Doctor)

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Acronyms

A type of word that is composed of the first letters of other words.

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Jargon

The specialized technical language used in a profession.

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Modular

A system in which individual parts can stand alone or be combined into a larger whole.

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Combining form

A root word with an added vowel at the end in order to make it easier to pronounce when combined with a suffix that begins with a consonant.