1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 12 In a complex word, the meaningful base form after all affixes are removed. Note: A root may be independent or free, as read in unreadable, or may be dependent or bound, as - liter- (from the Greek for letter) in illiterate.
a word with no prefix or suffix added; may also be referred to as a base word
The basic form from which words are developed by the addition of prefixes, suffixes, and inflectional endings.
the fundamental part of a word upon which other letters can be added to form new words.
Words from other languages that are the origin of many English words. About 60 percent of all English words have Latin or Greek origins.
(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
a word that has a prefix, suffix, or both added to it
a word you can change into a new word by adding a beginning and/or an ending
The meaningful base form of a complex word after all affixes are removed. Note: A root may be independent or free, such as read in unreadable, or may be dependent, or bound, such as -liter- (from the Greek for letter) in illiterate.