COMPOUND-COMPLEX WORD. A WORD whose structure is both COMPLEX and COMPOUND: hot-bloodedness, in which there are two base words, hot and blood, and two suffixes, -ed and -ness; biographical, in which there are two combining forms, bio- and -graph and a composite suffix -ical. Compare COMPLEX WORD, COMPOUND WORD.
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