prefix

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See also: préfix

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French prefixer (verb) resp. Late Latin praefixum (noun), both from Latin praefixus, past participle of praefīgō (I (fix, fasten, set up) in front”, “I fix on the (end, extremity)) (from prae- (before) + fīgō (I fix”, “I fasten”, “I affix)).

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  • (noun) IPA(key): /ˈpɹiːfɪks/
  • (verb) IPA(key): /ˈpɹiːfɪks/, /pɹiːˈfɪks/, /pɹɛˈfɪks/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

prefix (plural prefixes)

  1. Something placed before another
    1. (grammar, linguistic morphology) a morpheme added to the beginning of a word to modify its meaning, for example as, pre- in prefix, con- in conjure, re- in reheat etc.
    2. (telecommunications) A set of digits placed before a telephone number, to indicate where the number is based, what type of phone number it is (landline, mobile, toll-free, premium rate etc.)
      in the UK, a number with an 0800 prefix is a toll-free number.
      Add the prefix +34 to dial a Spanish number from abroad
    3. A title added to a person's name, such as Mr. or Dr.

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prefix (third-person singular simple present prefixes, present participle prefixing, simple past and past participle prefixed)

  1. (transitive) To determine beforehand; to set in advance. [from 15thc.]
  2. (transitive) To put or fix before, or at the beginning of something; to place at the start. [from 16thc.]

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin praefixum, from Latin praefixus.

Noun[edit]

prefix m (plural prefixos)

  1. prefix

Czech[edit]

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  • IPA(key): [ˈprɛfɪks]
  • Rhymes: -ɪks
  • Hyphenation: pre‧fix

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prefix m inan

  1. prefix

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from post-Classical Latin praefixum, nominal use of the neuter form of Classical Latin praefixus, past participle of praefīgō (I (fix, fasten, set up) in front”, “I fix on the (end, extremity)) — the noun directly thence, whereas the adjective via French préfixe.

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Noun[edit]

prefix n, m (plural prefixen, diminutive prefixje n)

  1. prefix
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

prefix (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) fixed, predetermined
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of prefix
uninflected prefix
inflected prefixe
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial prefix
indefinite m./f. sing. prefixe
n. sing. prefix
plural prefixe
definite prefixe
partitive prefix

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin praefixum, from {{der|oc|la|praefixus}

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prefix m

  1. (grammar) prefix

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French préfixe, from Latin praefixus.

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prefix n (plural prefixe)

  1. prefix

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