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pre·fix

prefix

 
pronunciation:
pri fihks
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part of speech: noun
definition: a word part with its own meaning that is added to the beginning of a word to make a new word that has a different meaning. "Re-" in "reform" is a prefix.
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derivations: prefixal (adj.), prefixion (n.)
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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
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