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"combining form" in British English

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(Definition of “combining form” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"combining form" in American English

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combining formnoun [ 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"

(Definition of “combining form” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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