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Prefix Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    prefix n : an affix that added in front of the word v : attach a prefix to; "prefixed words" [ant: suffix]
Prefix Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Prefix \Pre*fix"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prefixed; p. pr. & vb. n. Prefixing.] [L. praefixus, p. p. of praefigere to fix or fasten before; prae before + figere to fix: cf. F. pr['e]fix fixed beforehand, determined, pr['e]fixer to prefix. See Fix.]
  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; to settle or establish antecedently. [Obs.] `` Prefixed bounds. '' --Locke. And now he hath to her prefixt a day. --Spenser.
Prefix Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Prefix \Pre"fix\, n. [Cf. F. pr['e]fixe.] That which is prefixed; esp., one or more letters or syllables combined or united with the beginning of a word to modify its signification; as, pre- in prefix, con- in conjure.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Prefix'


A prefix is an affix which is placed before the stem of a word. Particularly in the study of Semitic languages, a prefix is called a preformative, because it alters the form of the words to which it is affixed.

Examples of prefixes:

The word prefix is itself made up of the stem fix (meaning attach, in this case), and the prefix pre- (meaning "before"), both of which are derived from Latin roots.

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  • CRPF to use 'Shaheed' for troopers killed in line of duty
    In a first such step for a central armed police force, CRPF has decided to honour its jawans and officers killed in action with the prefix 'Shaheed' in their names. Read more on this news related to 'Prefix'
  • CRPF to prefix 'Shaheed' in the name of troopers killed in line of duty
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