Meaning of polysynthetic
Pronunciation: (pol"ē-sin-thet'ik), [key]
- (of a language) characterized by a prevalence of relatively long words containing a large number of affixes to express syntactic relationships and meanings. Many American Indian languages are polysynthetic. Cf.(def. 3),(def. 3).
- of or pertaining to polysynthesism.
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