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English

Etymology 1

Latin preposition e variant of ex, out of

Alternative forms

Prefix

e-

  1. out, out of

Derived terms

Etymology 2

Modern abbreviation of electronic

Prefix

e- (most often written with the hyphen)

  1. in an electronic form, usually in association with the internet

Usage notes

This practice began with e-mail perhaps as far back as 1971. Many terms beginning with e- can be seen in both hyphenated (e.g. e-card) and unhyphenated (e.g., ecard) form, and sometimes — particularly in a business context — the letter following the e- will be capitalized (e.g., eBusiness or e-Business). In the present day, e- is generally used to indicate association with or transmission over the Internet. In proper names beginning with e-, the convention is generally to leave the e- lower-case, and to capitalize the second letter of the name (e.g., eBay). The e remains then lower-case when the name is used at the beginning of a sentence.

Derived terms


Latin

Prefix

e- [[Category:Template:lang:la prefixes|e-]]

  1. out, out of

Related terms

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

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