agglutinative language

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A language such as Finnish, Japanese, Turkish, or Swahili in which grammatical relationships are indicated by building up words out of long sequences of units, each of which indicates a particular grammatical meaning. Also called an agglutinating language. Compare inflecting language, isolating language. [From Latin agglutinare to glue together, from ad to + gluten glue]

Subjects: Psychology.

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