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General dictionaries General (16 matching dictionaries)
  1. back-formation: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. back-formation: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. back-formation: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. back-formation: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. back-formation: Wordnik [home, info]
  6. back-formation: Wiktionary [home, info]
  7. back-formation: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  8. back-formation: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  9. back-formation: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  10. Back-formation: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  11. back-formation: Rhymezone [home, info]
  12. back-formation: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  13. back-formation: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  14. back-formation: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  15. back-formation: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  16. back-formation: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Back-formation: Lexicon of Linguistics [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. back-formation: Wordcraft Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (back-formation)

noun:  a word invented (usually unwittingly by subtracting an affix) on the assumption that a familiar word derives from it

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