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(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

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In sanskrit language, Panini, an ancient grammarian, has given six cases which can be identified by the suffix attached with the root word [2][7].
According to Biemiller and Slonim (2001), young children need to be acquiring about two new word meanings per day, on average, from the age of 1, in order to build up a stock of about 6,000 root words needed for grade 2 reading comprehension.
Finally, God is greatly "exalted [na'alah]," a direct echo of the same root words found earlier in verses 3 and 6.
We observed that a high degree of phonological and semantic decompositionality results in the prevalence of the interlexical candidate exhibiting a stress pattern comparable to the root word.
In the TDK's 1998 dictionary, the Arabic root words count 6,455 as the most dominant foreign influence, with Persian second at 1,360.
Every course would somehow incorporate Latin and Greek root words in their classroom curriculum.
First, have students write the whole word; second, write only the root word; third, write the root word again; last, add un- to the second writing of the root word to change the meaning emphasizing the whole to parts and parts to whole relationships.
The description of the Sotah in the Book of Numbers, chapter five, uses two forms of the root word [CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
As a scholar of language, he replied that the Latin and Greek root word for patience means "to suffer.
Ruhlen considers especially compelling his finding that the Ket word for birch bark is almost identical to a root word meaning either birch bark or birch tree in Athabaskan, a subfamily of Na-Dene.
Excite provides automated concept searching, (it looks for other words related to the root word provided) so you don't have to make second and third efforts.
Burnet extends the meaning of hypertext by looking to the root word for "text" which derives from the Latin texere.
However newspapers reshape themselves to the demands of the new century, the old root word remains: news.
In addition, the student saw a scrolling list of English derivatives of the root word below the definition.