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combining form

noun [C]  us   /kəmˈbɑɪ·nɪŋ ˌfɔrm/
grammar a word part to which prefixes and word endings or other combining forms can be added to make a word, as "bio-," "-graphy," and "-logy" combine to make "biology" and "biography"
Translations of “combining form”
in Chinese (Traditional) 構詞成分,組合語素…
in Chinese (Simplified) 构词成分,组合语素…
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