What does prefix mean?

Definitions for prefix
ˈpri fɪks; priˈfɪkspre·fix

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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

  4. Origin: [L. praefixus, p. p. of praefigere to fix or fasten before; prae before + figere to fix: cf. F. prfix fixed beforehand, determined, prfixer to prefix. See Fix.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prefix

    prē-fiks′, v.t. to put before, or at the beginning: to fix beforehand.—ns. Prē′fix, a letter, syllable, or word put before another word to affect its meaning; Prefix′ion, act of prefixing.

How to pronounce prefix?

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How to say prefix in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prefix in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prefix in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of prefix in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Through helping one another, you can often eliminate the prefix ‘im’ from the word impossible!

  2. Burton:

    It is a kind of policy in these days to prefix a fantastical title to a book which is to be sold; for as larks come down to a day-net, many vain readers will tarry and stand gazing, like silly passengers, at an antic picture in a painter?s shop that will not look at a judicious piece.

  3. The FBI:

    The incarcerated fraudsters — who typically bribe guards to acquire cell phones — would choose an affluent area such as Beverly Hills, California, they would search the Internet to learn the correct area code and telephone dialing prefix. Then, with nothing but time on their hands, they would start dialing numbers in sequence, trolling for victims.

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