[ noun ] (linguistics) an affix that is added at the end of the word
Used in print(Hugh Kelly and Ted Ziehe, "Glossary Lookup Made Easy"...)
The many linguistic techniques for reducing the amount of dictionary information that have been proposed all organize the dictionary 's contents around prefixes , stems , suffixes , etc. .(Ralph B. Long. The Sentence and Its Parts: A...)
Historically re is the formative that is employed also in republic , and al is the common suffix .