Translation of "prefix" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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prefixnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpriː.fɪks/ 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. 在单词 unimportant 中,un- 是前缀。
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  • 'un' is one of the most common prefixes in English.
  • A suffix is added at the end of a word, and a prefix is added to the beginning.
  • Prefixes can be used to create new words in English.
  • 'Eco-' is a prefix used to mean 'relating to the environment'.
  • The prefixes 'in-', 'im-', 'il-' and 'ir-' all mean 'not'.

prefix noun [ C ] (PHONE)

UK internet & telecoms a dialling code


(Translation of “prefix” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)