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Prefix Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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

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  • 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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  • Dear work colleagues, lets stop using this clumsy phrase
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  • Golf-Volvo World Match Play quarter-final draw
    ASH, England, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Draw for Saturday's quarter-finals of the Volvo World Match Play Championship at the London Club (prefix number denotes seedings). (1) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) v (12) Jonas Blixt (Sweden) (16) George Coetzee (South Africa) v (5) Patrick Reed (U.S.) (3) Victor Dubuisson (France) v (10) Mikko Ilonen (Finland) (14) Pablo Larrazabal Read more on this news related to 'Prefix'

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