Synonyms for (noun) root word

Synonyms: stem, theme, base, root, root word, radical

Definition: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

Usage: thematic vowels are part of the stem

Similar words: descriptor, word form, form, signifier

Definition: the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

Usage: the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached