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Meaning of prefix

pre•fix

Pronunciation: (n.prē'fiksv.prē'fiks, prē&sylpfiks'), [key]
— n.
  1. an affix placed before a base or another prefix, as un- in unkind, un- and re- in unrewarding.
  2. something prefixed, as a title before a person's name.
—v.t.
  1. to fix or put before or in front: to prefix an impressive title to one's name.
  2. to add as a prefix.
  3. to fix, settle, or appoint beforehand.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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