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prefix

pre·fix

prefix

 
pronunciation:
pri fihks
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an affix added to the beginning of a word to alter its meaning and create a new word, such as "anti-" in "antiestablishment."
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definition 2: something prefixed, esp. a title placed before a person's name.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: prefixed, prefixes, prefixing
definition: to attach to the beginning, esp. to add as a prefix.
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derivations: prefixal (adj.), prefixion (n.)
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