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prefix

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈpriː.fɪks/

prefix noun [C] (GRAMMAR)

B2 language a letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word to make a new word: In the word "unimportant", "un-" is a prefix.
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prefix noun [C] (PHONE)

UK internet & telecoms a dialling code
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Translations of “prefix”
in Arabic بادِئة…
in Korean 접두사…
in Malaysian awalan…
in French préfixe…
in Turkish ön ek…
in Italian prefisso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 文法, 前綴…
in Russian приставка (в грамматике)…
in Polish przedrostek…
in Vietnamese tiền tố…
in Spanish prefijo…
in Portuguese prefixo…
in Thai คำเติมหน้า…
in German das Präfix…
in Catalan prefix…
in Japanese (文法)接頭辞(un- や dis- など)…
in Indonesian awalan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 语法, 前缀…
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