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Prefix

Prefix

WordNet



noun


(1)   An affix that is added in front of the word

verb


(2)   Attach a prefix to
"Prefixed words"
Wiktonary



Alternative spellings


  • præfix

  • præfixum

  • prefixe

  • prefixum


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Etymology


From post-Classical , nominal use of the neuter form of Classical , past participle of (from + ); cognate with French .

Noun



  1. That which is prefixed; especially one or more letters or syllables added to the beginning of a word to modify its meaning; as, pre- in prefix, con- in conjure.

Usage notes

  • Though much less common, a plural form exists as well, apparently formed by analogy with , , and so on.

Verb



  1. To put or fix before, or at the beginning of, another thing; as, to prefix a syllable to a word, or a condition to an agreement.
  2. To set or appoint beforehand; settle or establish antecedently.
    Prefixed bounds.John Locke.
    And now he hath to her prefixt a day. Edmund Spenser.