affix

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v affix attach or become attached to a stem word "grammatical morphemes affix to the stem"
    • v affix add to the very end "He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language"
    • v affix attach to "affix the seal here"
    • n affix a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Affix That which is affixed; an appendage; esp. one or more letters or syllables added at the end of a word; a suffix; a postfix.
    • Affix To attach, unite, or connect with; as, names affixed to ideas, or ideas affixed to things; to affix a stigma to a person; to affix ridicule or blame to any one.
    • Affix To fix or fasten figuratively; -- with on or upon; as, eyes affixed upon the ground.
    • Affix To fix or fasten in any way; to attach physically. "Should they [caterpillars affix them to the leaves of a plant improper for their food."
    • Affix To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to; to fix to any part of; as, to affix a syllable to a word; to affix a seal to an instrument; to affix one's name to a writing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • affix To fix; fasten, join, or attach; conjoin, add, or append; make an adjunct or part of: followed by to.
    • affix Synonyms Add, Affix, Annex, etc. (see add), suffix, superadd, tack on, fasten on, join.
    • n affix That which is joined, attached, or added; an addition or attachment.
    • n affix In philology, a syllable or letter, prefix or suffix, attached to a word or a verbal root or stem, as in good-ness, veri-fy, civil-ize, un-able, un-con-form-able.
    • n affix In decorative art, any small feature, as a figure, a flower, or the like, added for ornament to a vessel or other utensil, to an architectural feature, etc.: used especially with reference to ceramics and bronzes. Decoration of this kind is characteristic of the famous Palissy ware, which is adorned with affixes in the shape of serpents, lizards, fishes, and the like; and modern ceramic ware of both fine and ordinary quality is often ornamented with flowers, figures, etc., in relief. The most beautiful examples of the artistic use of affixes are, however, to be sought among Japanese bronzes.
    • n affix In mathematics, the complex number x + iy is denoted by a single letter, z; the point P, (x, y), is then called the affix of the value z; the number z is also spoken of as the affix of the point P.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Affix af-fiks′ to fix to: to add: to attach (to, on, upon)
    • n Affix an addition to a root, stem, or word, to modify its meaning or use, whether prefix or suffix: any appendage or addition
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. affixare, L. affixus, p. p. of affigere, to fasten to; ad, + figere, to fasten: cf. OE. affichen, F. afficher, ultimately fr. L. affigere,. See Fix
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. affigĕre, -fixumad, to, figĕre, to fix. See Fix.

Usage

In literature:

The stamps of the first issue of Reunion were sold ungummed and were affixed to letters in any way that pleased the writers.
"What Philately Teaches" by John N. Luff
On the back of it a little red label was affixed.
"Books and Persons" by Arnold Bennett
Dakota Joe rode forward as though to affix the first clay ball to the string.
"Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest" by Alice B. Emerson
To all prohibitions there was affixed severe fines in large sums of money.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
What you Americans call "affixing him," isn't it?
"The Man from Home" by Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson
She feared him (most people do) and affixed her name to the fatal document, which report says was never read to her.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
His head was cut off and, affixed to a pole, was raised as a trophy before the tent of the deceased sultan.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
Thus did he decree and order, and he affixed his signature.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XX, 1621-1624" by Various
Once, doing this, I caught a glimpse of my own form in a looking-glass which for some reason was affixed to one of the pillars flanking the oval.
"One Third Off" by Irvin S. Cobb
Thus did he decree and order, and he affixed his signature.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXI, 1624" by Various
Have the goodness to affix your name to that memorandum, Sir Rowland.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Directly in the rear of the horse the patient's bed is affixed.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
Fifty-nine signatures had been affixed to the death-warrant of this royal criminal.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
This, with the ordinary termination affixed, becomes at once Dona ceaster or Doncaster.
"Science in Arcady" by Grant Allen
On Sunday last, placards affixed in the high places summoned the city to invest Giuseppe Mazzini with the rights of a Roman citizen.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
In faith whereof the undersigned have signed this declaration and have affixed thereto their seals.
"New York Times Current History: The European War from the Beginning to March 1915, Vol 1, No. 2" by Various
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
There was a libel affixed on St. Paul's door, which reflected on Henry VIII.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
It consists simply of a straight pipette, A B, to which is affixed laterally, at the upper part, a small U-shaped water gauge.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886" by Various
Derby looked perhaps a trifle chagrined at the profusion, as Nina gave a cursory glance at the cards that Celeste had affixed to each opened box.
"The Title Market" by Emily Post
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In poetry:

Then toward our fundamental laws
They bent their hearts in zealous toil,
And thereunto affixed a clause
Which banished slavery from our soil.
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell

In news:

Copper flashing wrapped around a wood countertop and affixed with roofing tacks adds a glow and durability.
However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations.
For point-and-click birders, one surefire place to see peregrines is on the University of Illinois at Chicago's Peregrine Falcon Nest cam, affixed atop University Hall: tiny.cc/ peregrines .
They are sold in pairs to allow up to four HPI light pods (not included) to be mounted to an RPM Front Bumper (sold separately) with two pods affixed to each mount.
The first prototypes were shoebox-size contraptions that got affixed to smartphones and tablets.
Cut out stencils as directed on the templates and affix to pumpkins with masking tape.
Used for safe egress and ingress through roof hatches, and fall protection when a hatch is open, the lightweight aluminum railings affix to the hatch and do not penetrate the roof itself.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Voters spurned a ballot measure that would have made California the first in the nation to affix labels on breakfast cereals, baked goods and other processed foods containing genetically modified ingredients.
Voters spurned a ballot measure that would have made California the first in the nation to affix labels on breakfast cereals, baked goods and other processed foods containing genetically modified ingredients.
Caulobacter crescentus affixes itself to solid objects with its stalk and holdfast.
The image of a living tortoise with diamonds affixed to its shell is one that tends to stick in the memory.
If there were a title affixed to Chris Sale 's 2012 performance as part of the White Sox rotation, it would read something like "The Education of a Cy Young Candidate".
Chefs place exotic salts atop entrées with the same care society ladies affix diamond necklaces.
This trio of compotes arose from an assortment of solitary cups and saucers , stacked and firmly affixed with soft wax or adhesive putty.
We watched as the Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum attendants worked to affix the marble facing to the interment niche, sealing the second, and final, of two caskets contained therein.
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In science:

Altogether 72 (seventy two) affixes are listed in Manipuri out of which 11 (eleven) are prefixes and 61 (sixty one) are suffixes.
Reduplicated MWE (RMWE) helps in improving the CRF based Manipuri POS Tagger
In case of partial reduplication the second word carries some part of the first word as an affix to the second word, either as a suffix or a prefix.
Reduplicated MWE (RMWE) helps in improving the CRF based Manipuri POS Tagger
Two file, prefixes_list and suffixes_list are created for prefixes and suffixes of Manipuri. In order to test the system another testing file, test_file is used. The prefixes and suffixes are removed in an iterative approach as shown in the algorithm 3 and algorithm 4 until all the affixes are removed.
Reduplicated MWE (RMWE) helps in improving the CRF based Manipuri POS Tagger
Vierordt affixed a feather on the head of his subjects above of which was a sheet covered with lampblack (fine soot).
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Ci=radical, Vi=vowel, A=verbal affix, and X 6= +.
Computing Prosodic Morphology
Ci=radical, Vi=vowel, A=verbal affix, and X 6= +.
Computing Prosodic Morphology
There is a small pointer affixed to one of the mirrors, and the central fringe position i s visually measured relative to it, in tenths of a frin ge width.
An Explanation of Dayton Miller's Anomalous "Ether Drift" Result
In this paper, we assume two coordinate systems: one whose origin is affixed to the iso of the cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and the other one whose origin is placed at the linac’s iso.
Three Dimensional Expansion of Margins for Single-fraction Treatments: Stereotactic Radiosurgery Brain Cases
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