back-formation

Definition of back-formation

back´-for`ma`tion
n.1.(Linguistics) a word invented (usually unwittingly by subtracting an affix) on the assumption that a familiar word derives from it, such as emote from emotion.
2.the process of inventing a back-formation{1}.

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