# 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.

to attach.

# 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

* *

* 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 $\left(a,b\right)$.

* nonaffix

* (affixes)

* 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)