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prefix    : [pr'ifɪks]
Prefix \Pre*fix"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prefixed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Prefixing}.] [L. praefixus, p. p. of praefigere to fix or
fasten before; prae before figere to fix: cf. F. pr['e]fix
fixed beforehand, determined, pr['e]fixer to prefix. See
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1. To put or fix before, or at the beginning of, another
thing; as, to prefix a syllable to a word, or a condition
to an agreement.
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2. To set or appoint beforehand; to settle or establish
antecedently. [Obs.] " Prefixed bounds. " --Locke.
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And now he hath to her prefixt a day. --Spenser.
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Prefix \Pre"fix\, n. [Cf. F. pr['e]fixe.]
That which is prefixed; esp., one or more letters or
syllables combined or united with the beginning of a word to
modify its signification; as, pre- in prefix, con- in
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n 1: an affix that is added in front of the word
v 1: attach a prefix to; "prefixed words" [ant: {suffix}]

137 Moby Thesaurus words for "prefix":
IC analysis, accidence, add, adjoin, affix, affixation,
agglutinate, allomorph, allonge, annex, anteriority, append,
appendix, attach, avant-propos, bold front, bound morpheme,
brave face, brave front, breakthrough, burden, coda, codicil,
commentary, complicate, conjoin, conjugation, cutting, declension,
decorate, derivation, difference of form, display, enclitic,
encumber, envoi, epilogue, exordium, facade, face, facet, facia,
fore, forefront, foreground, forehand, foreland, forepart,
forequarter, foreside, foreword, formative, free form, front,
front elevation, front man, front matter, front page, front view,
frontage, frontal, frontier, frontispiece, glue on, head, heading,
hitch on, immediate constituent analysis, infix, infixation,
inflection, innovation, interlineation, interpolation, introduce,
introduction, join with, lap, leap, marginalia, morph, morpheme,
morphemic analysis, morphemics, morphology, morphophonemics, note,
obverse, ornament, overture, paradigm, paste on, plus, postfix,
postscript, postulate, preamble, preface, prefixation, prefixture,
preliminary, prelude, premise, presupposition, priority, proclitic,
proem, prolegomena, prolegomenon, prolepsis, prologize, prologue,
proscenium, protasis, put with, radical, rider, root, saddle with,
scholia, slap on, stem, subjoin, suffix, suffixation, superadd,
superpose, tack on, tag, tag on, tail, theme, unite with, verse,
voluntary, window dressing, word-formation

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