prefix has definitions from the fields of linguistics,grammar
[ noun ] (linguistics) an affix that added in front of the word

Used in print

(Hugh Kelly and Ted Ziehe, "Glossary Lookup Made Easy"...)

The many linguistic techniques for reducing the amount of dictionary information that have been proposed all organize the dictionary 's contents around prefixes , stems , suffixes , etc. .

Related terms

affix alpha_privative

[ verb ] (grammar) attach a prefix to


"prefixed words"

Related terms

suffix affix prefixation