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prefix

noun [C] uk   /ˈpriː.fɪks/ us  

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 Korean 접두사…
in Arabic بادِئة…
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 Spanish prefijo…
in Portuguese prefixo…
in German das Präfix…
in Catalan prefix…
in Japanese (文法)接頭辞(un- や dis- など)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 语法, 前缀…
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