e-

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Latin preposition e variant of ex, out of

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Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. out, out of
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Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of electronic

Prefix[edit]

e-

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

Usage notes[edit]

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.

Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation of emergency

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. for emergency purposes
    e-stop, e-brake

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Latin[edit]

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. out, out of

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Swedish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. electronic; including the hyphen
  2. prefix that may be used on certain pronouns and adverbs to create "-ever" constructions, all of which are considered archaic or heavily archaic.
huru ("how"); ehuru ("however", "although")
vad ("what"); evad ("whatever")
ho ("who" (obsolete)), eho ("whoever")

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Zulu[edit]

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e- (relative concord)

  1. Class 4 and 9 relative concord.

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