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A word coined from two or more roots that derive from different languages.
For example, the word television is an amalgam of the Greek root tele, far off, and the Latin visionem, act of seeing.
1. As opposed to a hybrid, which is a word coined by combining either words or roots from different languages. This means that the set of all amalgams is a subset of the set of all hybrids.
2. The process of creating amalgams is called amalgamation.