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Definition of PREFIX

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Prefix \Pre*fix"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prefixed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prefixing}.] [L. praefixus, p. p. of praefigere to fix or fasten before; prae before + figere to fix: cf. F. pr['e]fix fixed beforehand, determined, pr['e]fixer to prefix. See Fix.] [1913 Webster]
     1. 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. [1913 Webster]

     2. To set or appoint beforehand; to settle or establish antecedently. [Obs.] " Prefixed bounds. " --Locke. [1913 Webster]

              And now he hath to her prefixt a day. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Prefix \Pre"fix\, n. [Cf. F. pr['e]fixe.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

137 Moby Thesaurus words for "prefix":
     IC analysis, accidence, add, adjoin, affix, affixation, agglutinate, allomorph, allonge, annex, anteriority, append, appendix, attach, avant-propos, bold front, bound morpheme, brave face, brave front, breakthrough, burden, coda, codicil, commentary, complicate, conjoin, conjugation, cutting, declension, decorate, derivation, difference of form, display, enclitic, encumber, envoi, epilogue, exordium, facade, face, facet, facia, fore, forefront, foreground, forehand, foreland, forepart, forequarter, foreside, foreword, formative, free form, front, front elevation, front man, front matter, front page, front view, frontage, frontal, frontier, frontispiece, glue on, head, heading, hitch on, immediate constituent analysis, infix, infixation, inflection, innovation, interlineation, interpolation, introduce, introduction, join with, lap, leap, marginalia, morph, morpheme, morphemic analysis, morphemics, morphology, morphophonemics, note, obverse, ornament, overture, paradigm, paste on, plus, postfix, postscript, postulate, preamble, preface, prefixation, prefixture, preliminary, prelude, premise, presupposition, priority, proclitic, proem, prolegomena, prolegomenon, prolepsis, prologize, prologue, proscenium, protasis, put with, radical, rider, root, saddle with, scholia, slap on, stem, subjoin, suffix, suffixation, superadd, superpose, tack on, tag, tag on, tail, theme, unite with, verse, voluntary, window dressing, word-formation


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