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An affix is a bound morpheme that is joined to a root or stem. Commonly encountered kinds of affixes include the following:

  • A prefix is bound before the root or stem;
  • An infix is bound within the root or stem; and
  • A suffix is bound after the root or stem.[1]

See also

  • Clitic for the difference beween an affix and a clitic.


  1. What is an affix?