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What is a prefix?

 

Definition
 

A prefix is an affix that is joined before a root or stem.

Example (English)
 

The prefix un- attaches to the front of the stem selfish to form the word unselfish.

Generic
  A prefix is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 281

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 182

 

Mish 1991 927


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