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PREFIX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prefix mean? 

PREFIX (noun)
  The noun PREFIX has 1 sense:

1. an affix that is added in front of the word

  Familiarity information: PREFIX used as a noun is very rare.


PREFIX (verb)
  The verb PREFIX has 1 sense:

1. attach a prefix to

  Familiarity information: PREFIX used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREFIX (noun)


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Meaning:

An affix that is added in front of the word

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("prefix" is a kind of...):

affix (a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prefix"):

alpha privative (the negative prefix a- or un-)


PREFIX (verb)


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Meaning:

Attach a prefix to

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

prefixed words

Hypernyms (to "prefix" is one way to...):

affix (attach or become attached to a stem word)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Antonym:

suffix (attach a suffix to)


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