Meanings of words

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Meaning: what is intended to be, or actually is, expressed or indicated; signification; import: the three meanings of a word. Acrolect:Linguistics. The variety of language in a Creole continuum that approximates most closely the standard variety of a major international language, as the English spoken in or India
Synonym: a wordhaving the same or nearly the same meaning as another in the language, as joyful, elated, glad. Allophone: Phonetics. Any of the members of a class ofspeech sounds that, taken together, are commonly felt to be a phoneme, as the t-sounds of toe, stow, tree, hatpin, catcall, cats, catnip, button, metal, city; a speech sound constituting one of thephonetic manifestations or variants of a particular phoneme.
Antonym: noun. A word opposite in meaning to another. Fast is an antonym of slow.
Lexical set: A lexical set is a group of words whichshare a similar phonetic feature
Prefix: Grammar. An affix placed before a base or another prefix, as un- in unkind, un- and re- in unrewarding.
Suffix: Grammar. An affix that follows the element towhich it is added, as - ly in kindly.
Affix: Grammar. A bound inflectional or derivational element, as a prefix, infix, or suffix, added to a base or stem to form a fresh stem or a word, as -ed addedto want to form wanted, or I’m-added to possible to form impossible.
Compound noun: In linguistics, a compound is a lexeme (less precisely, a word) that consists of more than one stem. Compoundingor composition is the word formation that creates compound lexemes (the other word-formation process being derivation).
Collocation: Linguistics. A co-occurrence of lexical items, as perform withoperation or commit with crime.
Dialect: Linguistics. A variety of a language that is distinguished from other varieties of the same language by features of phonology, grammar, and vocabulary and by...
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