Definitions for prefixˈpri fɪks; priˈfɪks

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prefix(verb)

    an affix that is added in front of the word

  2. prefix(verb)

    attach a prefix to

    "prefixed words"

Wiktionary

  1. prefix(Noun)

    That which is prefixed; especially one or more letters or syllables added to the beginning of a word to modify its meaning; as, pre- in prefix, con- in conjure.

  2. prefix(Verb)

    To determine beforehand; to set in advance.

  3. prefix(Verb)

    To put or fix before, or at the beginning of something; to place at the start.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prefix(verb)

    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. Prefix(verb)

    to set or appoint beforehand; to settle or establish antecedently

  3. Prefix(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. English prefixes

    English prefixes are affixes that are added before either simple roots or complex bases consisting of a root and other affixes, multiple roots, or multiple roots and other affixes. Examples of these follow: undo untouchable non-childproof non-childproofable English words may consist of multiple prefixes: anti-pseudo-classicism. In English, all prefixes are derivational. This contrasts with English suffixes, which may be either derivational or inflectional.


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