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


  • Prefix Corporation is the Automotive Industry's Builder of Concept Cars, Prototypes, and Some Very Unusual Vehicles
    The confidential automotive and aerospace designs that roll out of Rochester Hills, Michigan based Prefix Corporation are the concepts that will be displayed at this year's International Auto Shows, but might not be seen in production for many years. (PRWeb January 11, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015Automotive/01PrefixCorp/prweb Read more on this news related to 'Prefix'
  • Cricket-Emotional Warner unsure about SCG return
    (Removes prefix in headline) SYDNEY, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Australia opening batsman David Warner is unsure how he will cope with an emotional first return this week to the venue in Sydney where Phillip Hughes was fatally struck by a bouncer. Warner and Australian team mates Brad Haddin, Nathan Lyon and Shane Watson were fielding at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Novemb Read more on this news related to 'Prefix'
  • Tennis - Australian Open order of play on Saturday
    Order of play on the main showcourt on day 13 of the Australian Open on Saturday (prefix denotes seeding). Read more on this news related to 'Prefix'

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