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  1. pre·fix
    IPA[ˈprēˌfiks]
  2. noun

    • 1. a word, letter, or number placed before another:

      add the prefix 83 to the extension number
    • 2. an element placed at the beginning of a word to adjust or qualify its meaning (e.g. ex-, non-, re-) or (in some languages) as an inflection.

    • 3. a title placed before a name (e.g. Mr).

    verb

    • 1. add (something) at the beginning as a prefix or introduction:

      a preface is prefixed to the book
    • 2. add a prefix or introduction to (something):

      all three-digit numbers will now be prefixed by 580
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: prefix, plural noun: prefixes

    • v.: verb: prefix, 3rd person present: prefixes, gerund or present participle: prefixing, past tense: prefixed, past participle: prefixed

    • noun

      a word, letter, or number placed before another:

      an element placed at the beginning of a word to adjust or qualify its meaning (e.g. ex-, non-, re-) or (in some languages) as an inflection.

    • verb

      add (something) at the beginning as a prefix or introduction:

      add a prefix or introduction to (something):

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