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Meaning of clitic

clit•ic

Pronunciation: (klit'ik), [key]
— Gram. Gram.
—adj.
  1. (of a word) functioning as a bound form; closely connected in pronunciation with a preceding or following word and not having an independent accent or phonological status.
—n.
  1. a clitic word; enclitic or proclitic.
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