Suffix has meanings in linguistics and nomenclature.
In linguistics, a suffix is an affix that succeeds the morphemes to which it can attach.
Example: establish (verb) + -ment (suffix) —> establishment (noun). (See derivation and also the list of English suffixes.)
- A suffix is a style at the end of a person's name which gives additional identifying information about the person. These may be academic, professional, honorary or social.
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