Pertaining to agglutination tending to unite or having capacity to trigger adhesion glue
- forming derivative or compound words by piecing together constituents every one of which conveys an individual definite definition
- united as though by glue
- Pertaining to agglutination; looking after unite, or having capacity to trigger adhesion; glue.
- Formed or characterized by agglutination, as a language or a compound.
1630s, in a medical good sense, from Latin agglutinat-, past participle stem of agglutinare (see agglutination). Philological feeling is from 1650s.
(a.) Pertaining to agglutination; looking after unite, or having capacity to cause adhesion; adhesive.
- (a.) created or described as agglutination, as a language or a compound.
The race who first developed it spoke an agglutinative language, and to them was due the invention of the pictorial hieroglyphs which became the running-hand or cuneiform characters of later days, as well as the foundation of the chief cities of the country and the elements of its civilization.