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agglutination,

in biochemistry: see immunityimmunity,
ability of an organism to resist disease by identifying and destroying foreign substances or organisms. Although all animals have some immune capabilities, little is known about nonmammalian immunity.
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agglutination,

in linguistics: see inflectioninflection,
in grammar. In many languages, words or parts of words are arranged in formally similar sets consisting of a root, or base, and various affixes. Thus walking, walks, walker have in common the root walk and the affixes -ing, -s, and -er.
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agglutination

[ə‚glü·tə′nā·shən]
(cell and molecular biology)
The joining of two organisms of the same species for the purpose of sexual reproduction.
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Reading development in agglutinative languages: Evidence with beginning, intermediate and adult Basque readers.
Computer methods of analysis that are perfectly suitable for languages with poor morphology (like English) or with agglutinative morphology (like Turk) can be not the best methods for inflective languages (like Russian).
Next, Finnish has agglutinative case endings on pronouns and lacks so-called radical pro drop, thus plainly running counter to the theory of Neeleman and Szendroi.
Finite state tokenization of an orthographical disjunctive agglutinative language: the verbal segment of Northern Sotho.
It is tonal, agglutinative and otherwise subtly nuanced in mechanics and meaning, rendering it difficult enough, but its real power is its ability to describe any new technology without borrowing words from other languages.
Given Guarani's agglutinative nature, he initially was unable to dissect the chunks of language that he heard in conversations with his instructors.
An agglutinative language, Turkish linked root nouns to long strings of suffixes, thus dispensing with definite and indefinite articles and freestanding prepositions.
South Eastern (SE) languages are mainly agglutinative and words can easily be split up into morphs, whereas the northern languages have more stem variation and portmanteau forms,
Casually charting seven years of intermittent derives, the "Found Monochromes" might be extended indefinitely, highlighting Batchelor's characteristically agglutinative and open-ended attitude toward formal composition.
To provide an example, whereas English speakers rarely produce new words they have never used before, so that the words they do use may be very likely stored as wholes in the mental lexicon, speakers of agglutinative languages (such as Turkish, for example) have to construct words anew when producing language.
This was no easy task, given the fact that Nahuatl is an agglutinative language--that is, one that coins new terms by stringing words together.