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prefix

pre·fix

prefix

 
pronunciation:
pri fihks
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: a part of a word with its own meaning that is added to the beginning of another word to change the meaning. For example, "pre" in "prepay" is a prefix that means "before."
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derivations: prefixal (adj.), prefixion (n.)
Word Parts
The word prefix contains the following parts:
pre- Latin prefix that means before
synonyms:
pro-2, ante-
antonyms:
post-
 
fix Latin root that means fasten, attach