Meaning of “suffix” in the English Dictionary

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"suffix" in British English

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suffixnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsʌf.ɪks/ us /ˈsʌf.ɪks/

B2 a letter or group of letters added at the end of a word to make a new word:

The suffix "-ness" added to the end of the word "sweet" forms the word "sweetness", changing an adjective into a noun.

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

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suffixnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsʌf·ɪks/

grammar a letter or group of letters added at the end of a word to make a new word:

In the word "quickly," "-ly" is a suffix meaning "in the specified manner."

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