prefix

[ noun pree-fiks; verb pree-fiks for 3, 4, 6; pree-fiks for 5 ]SEE DEFINITION OF prefix

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Anything belonging to the mainmast should be distinguished by the prefix main.

Hydro: relating to water: a combining form used as a prefix.

Meso: middle: as prefix, drops the o when stem begins with a vowel.

Compare "pseudonym," where the prefix is contracted, and "nonentity."

When the "uncle" was dropped, he generally had the prefix "doctor," in its stead.

These Burmese women generally have the prefix "Mah," and so this was little clue.

In all these cases the prefix denotes inferiority of species.

His children are by courtesy entitled to the prefix "The Honourable."

But the prefix Bb was not applied to Arouj by contemporaries.

In late Cornish the vowel of the prefix was usually dropped.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Latin praefixum, noun use of neuter past participle of praefigere "fix in front, fasten on before," from prae "before" (see pre-) + root of figere "to fasten, fix" (see fix (v.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PREFIX

attach

verbjoin, fasten
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