Definition of Bound form

1. Noun. A morpheme that occurs only as part of a larger construction; eg an -s at the end of plural nouns.

Exact synonyms: Bound Morpheme
Generic synonyms: Morpheme
Specialized synonyms: Combining Form, Affix

Definition of Bound form

1. Noun. (linguistics) a unit of language that can be only be used as part of a word, not as a word on its own (such as the English suffix -ly) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bound Form

bouncing betty
bouncing bomb
bouncing bombs
bouncing castle
bouncing castles
bouncing off the walls
bouncing putty
bouncy ball
bouncy castle
bouncy castles
bound for
bound form (current term)
bound morpheme
bound morphemes
bound off
bound on equip
bound on pickup
bound state
bound states
bound to
bound up
bound variable
bound variables
bound water

Literary usage of Bound form

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"The increase in glycine shows that much of this amino-acid is in the bound form. Bathurst (1952) points out that hippuric acid will be responsible for quite ..."

2. The Library Magazine (1880)
"... and as each volume has been completed, it has been issued in bound form ; in the bound volumes particularly it has met with such remarkable favor, ..."

3. Annual Report of the American Bar Association: Including Proceedings of the by American Bar Association (1901)
"At the close of each Congress the statutes are published under the direction of the State Department, and in bound form are sold by the Secretary of State. ..."

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