Prefix

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Prefix Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • an affix that added in front of the word
  • attach a prefix to; "prefixed words"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an affix that is added in front of the word

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Prefix Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A prefix is a part of a word or a word, within a word. It is put at the start of another word to make a different meaning. It can also mean a number that is put in at the start to show which number something is in a group. It is a type of affix.

Strictly speaking these constructions do not use prefixes, but make compound nouns (in other cases also compound adjectives).

The following examples illustrate real prefixes.

Often people want to use a prefix to mean not. There are many prefixes that mean not.



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Prefix Sample Sentences in News


  • Match Reports
    THE sponsors’ website prefix of “coveted” to the LV Cup is a trifle inflated for a competition mainly treated as a vehicle for blooding fringe players and resting regulars. Read more on this news related to 'Prefix'
  • Lubbock Sheriff's Office reports phone problems
    The Sheriff's Office has been experiencing intermittent failures with the non-emergency administrative phone numbers those beginning with the prefix of 775, which affects our Communications Center as well as the Detention Center. Read more on this news related to 'Prefix'
  • Board games' golden age: sociable, brilliant and driven by the internet
    PlayStation and Xbox may get all the glory these days, but independent board game designers have kicked off a cardboard revolution Tell most people that you’re a “gamer” nowadays and they’ll subconsciously add the prefix “video”. But while digital games are grudgingly acknowledged as part of the entertainment mainstream, the past decade has also seen u Read more on this news related to 'Prefix'

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