Lexeme vs Affix - What's the difference?

lexeme | affix |


As nouns the difference between lexeme and affix

is that lexeme is (linguistics) roughly, the set of inflected forms taken by a single word, such as the lexeme run including as members "run" (lemma), "running" (inflected form), or "ran", and excluding "runner" (derived term) while affix is that which is affixed; an appendage.

As a verb affix is

to attach.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

lexeme

English

(wikipedia lexeme)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (linguistics) Roughly, the set of inflected forms taken by a single word, such as the lexeme RUN including as members "run" (lemma), "running" (inflected form), or "ran", and excluding "runner" (derived term).
  • (computing) an individual instance of a continuous character sequence without spaces, used in lexical analysis (see token)
  • Usage notes

    * (term), (term), (term) and (term) are variations of the English lexeme (run); whereas (term) and (term) aren’t: they are forms of the lexeme (runner). * Both contain the morpheme (term), which is a root form referring to “skin”. This is not a lexeme, though.

    Derived terms

    * *

    See also

    * chereme * chroneme * grapheme * lingueme * listeme * morpheme * phoneme * term * toneme * word ----

    affix

    English

    (wikipedia affix)

    Noun

    (es)
  • That which is affixed; an appendage.
  • (linguistic morphology) A bound morpheme added to a word’s stem; formerly applied only to suffixes (also called postfixes), the term as now used comprises prefixes, suffixes, infixes, circumfixes, and suprafixes.
  • (mathematics) The complex number a+bi associated to the point in the Gauss Plane with coordinates (a,b).
  • Antonyms

    * nonaffix

    Hyponyms

    * (affixes)

    Coordinate terms

    * clitic

    Verb

    (es)
  • To attach.
  • * Ray
  • Should they [caterpillars] affix them to the leaves of a plant improper for their food
    to affix''' a stigma to a person; to '''affix ridicule or blame to somebody
  • To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to.
  • to affix''' a syllable to a word; to '''affix''' a seal to an instrument; to '''affix one's name to a writing
  • To fix or fasten figuratively; with on'' or ''upon .
  • eyes affixed upon the ground
    (Spenser)