bound form definition

  • noun:
    • A linguistic element that constantly does occur as part of another term, like -ly in lovely.
    • a unit of language that may be simply be utilized as an element of a word, not as a word alone (including the English suffix -ly)
    • a morpheme that occurs only as an element of a more substantial construction; eg an -s at the conclusion of plural nouns

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