BLENDING

n. in linguistics, refers to the process of creating a wholly-new term by combining the first part of one word with the end of a second one (e.g. brunch for breakfast and lunch) or by combining the beginning of two words (e.g. cyborg for cybernetics and organism).See morphemes- also portmanteau neologism.

BLENDING: "Knowledge on blending and blended words expands one's vocabulary."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BLENDING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/blending/ (accessed October 22, 2020).
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