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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] praefixus, perfect passive participle of praefigere (put in front) < prae (before) + figere (put, fix).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
prefix

Plural
prefixes

prefix (prefixes)
  1. 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.

Coordinate terms

  • (types of affixes): affix, ambifix, circumfix, confix, infix, interfix, suffix, suprafix

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Verb

Infinitive
to prefix

Third person singular
prefix

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to prefix (third-person singular simple present prefix, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) 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. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Set or appoint beforehand; settle or establish antecedently.
    (A date for this quote is being sought): Prefixed bounds. — Locke.
    (A date for this quote is being sought): And now he hath to her prefixt a day. Spenser.

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Dutch

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /prefɪks/

Noun

prefix n. (plural, diminutive)

  1. prefix

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Romanian

Etymology

From French préfixe.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /pɾe'fiks/

Noun

prefix n. (plural prefixe)

  1. prefix

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