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prefix

  

      n  
1      (Grammar)   an affix that precedes the stem to which it is attached, as for example un- in unhappy  
   Compare       suffix       1  
2    something coming or placed before  
      vb   tr  
3    to put or place before  
4      (Grammar)   to add (a morpheme) as a prefix to the beginning of a word  
  prefixal      adj  
  prefixally      adv  
  prefixion      n  
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