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  1. back-formation

    • IPA[ˈˌbæk ˌfɔrˈmeɪʃən]

    美式

    • n.
      a word that is formed from an already existing word from which it appears to be a derivative, often by removal of a suffix (e.g., laze from lazy and edit from editor).;the process by which back-formations are formed.
    • noun: back-formation, plural noun: back-formations

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    英式

    • n.
      a word that is formed from an existing word which looks as though it is a derivative, typically ...

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