What does prefix mean?

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ˈpri fɪks; priˈfɪkspre·fix

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prefixverb

    an affix that is added in front of the word

  2. prefixverb

    attach a prefix to

    "prefixed words"

Wiktionary

  1. prefixnoun

    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. prefixverb

    To determine beforehand; to set in advance.

  3. prefixverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prefixverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Prefixverb

    to set or appoint beforehand; to settle or establish antecedently

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Prefixnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.

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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. 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.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

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

  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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    the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
    • A. contribution
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