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About Words - Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog

by Colin McIntosh​

shoutyNew words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the word in some way, or they can allow the word to be used as a different part of speech, for example by turning a noun into an adjective.

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