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  What is a suffix?
A suffix is an affix that is attached to the end of a root or stem.
The past tense suffix -ed attaches to the end of the stem walk to form the past tense verb walked.
This page is an extract from the LinguaLinks Library, Version 5.0 published on CD-ROM by SIL International, 2003.
www.sil.org /linguistics/GlossaryOfLinguisticTerms/WhatIsASuffix.htm   (74 words)

  
  The American Heritage® Book of English Usage. 1996. Page 248
It comes from the Greek noun suffix -ismos and means roughly “the act, state, or theory of.” Nouns that end in -ism often have related verbs that end in -ize (criticism/criticize), related agent nouns that end in -ist (optimism/optimist), and related adjectives that end in -istic (optimistic).
The suffix -ist, which comes from the Greek suffix -istes, forms agent nouns, that is, nouns that denote someone who does something.
The suffix -less comes from the Old English suffix -leas, from the word leas, meaning “without.” In Old English and Middle English, -less was often used to convey the negative or opposite of words ending in -ful, as in careful/careless and fearful/fearless.
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 Suffix Trees
Note that a substring is a prefix of a suffix.
A Suffix Tree is a data-structure that allows many problems on strings (sequences of characters) to be solved quickly.
Suffix Trees can be used to solve a large number of string problems that occur in text-editing, free-text search, computational biology, and other application areas.
www.csse.monash.edu.au /~lloyd/tildeAlgDS/Tree/Suffix   (1263 words)

  
 Straight Dope Staff Report: What's the origin of the suffix "-age"?
The English suffix comes from French noun-forming suffix -age, which in turn comes from the Latin noun-forming suffix -aticum, which in turn comes from the Latin adjective-forming suffix -aticus, which in turn was originally Greek.
The Latin noun-forming suffix -aticum is from the neuter form of the adjective-forming suffix -aticus, which was much more common than -aticum.
The suffix -aticus too has entered French as -age by the same evolutionary process that acted on -aticum.
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