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noun [countable] linguistics     combining form pronunciation in British English
/kəmˈbaɪnɪŋ ˌfɔː(r)m/
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  1. a form of a word that has its own meaning but is used only in combination with other words to make new words, for example -footed in ‘a four-footed animal
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a person who has or claims to have a lot of influence

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