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Definition of suppletion noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

suppletion

 noun
noun
NAmE//səˈpliʃn//
 
[uncountable] (linguistics)
 
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the use of a word as a particular form of a verb when the word is not related to the main form of the verb, for examplewentas the past tense ofgo
NAmE//səˈplit̮ɪv//
 
, NAmE//ˈsʌplət̮ɪv//
 
adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: suppletion