agglutinative definition

  • adjective:
    • Tending toward, concerning, or characteristic of agglutination.
    • Of or being a language characterized by agglutination.
    • Sticky, tacky, glue.
    • Having words derived by combining parts, each with another meaning.
    • with respect to agglutination; tending to unite, or having power to trigger adhesion; adhesive.
    • Formed or described as agglutination, as a language or a compound.
    • united just as if by glue
    • forming derivative or compound terms by assembling constituents every one of which expresses one definite definition
  • others:
    • Tending or having capacity to agglutinate or unite; having capacity to trigger adhesion: as, an agglutinative compound.
    • In philology, exhibiting or described as the formative procedure known as agglutination; agglutinate (which see): as, an agglutinative language.

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