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American

A·mer·i·can

American

 
pronunciation:
me rih kn
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the United States or its peoples, culture, language, government, or the like.
definition 2: of, pertaining to, or in North, Central, or South America.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who was born in or is a naturalized citizen of the United States.
definition 2: a native of North, Central, or South America, esp. of Indian ancestry; in the United States, a Native American.
definition 3: the English language as it is spoken and written in the United States.
Word Parts
The word american contains the following part:
-an, -ian, -ean Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means in adjectives: from (a place) or pertaining to or following (a figure or school of thought); in nouns: person or thing from (a place) or associated with (an activity or school of thought).
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The suffix group -an , -ian , -ean attaches to common nouns and proper nouns to form adjectives or nouns.