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In linguistics, agglutination is the process of adding affixes to the bases of a words, making the original word more descriptive.

Agglutination is used very heavily in some Native American languages, such as Inuktitut, where a word can be aggultinate so many times that the information the word contains is equivalent to an entire sentence.

An example of agglutination in the English language is the word "antidisestablishmentarianism", where the baseword is "establish".


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