agglutinative meaning

Pronunciation:   "agglutinative" in a sentence
Adjective: agglutinative  u'glootu`neytiv or u'glootinutiv
  1. Forming derivative or compound words by putting together constituents each of which expresses a single definite meaning
    - polysynthetic 
  2. United as if by glue
    - agglutinate

See also: adhesive, agglutinate, synthetic

Encyclopedia: Agglutinative

adj : causing or produced by agglutination ‹agglutinative proteins›


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  1. All Dravidian languages, including Kannada, Tamil, are agglutinative.
  2. Like others in this language family, the Blackfoot language is agglutinative.
  3. In analytic languages and agglutinative languages, markers are generally easily distinguished.
  4. Finally, some agglutinative tendencies of Nahuatl have faded in contemporary dialects.

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