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What is prefixation?

 

Definition
 

Prefixation is a morphological process whereby a bound morpheme is attached to the front of a root or stem.

 

The kind of affix involved in this process is called a prefix.

Example (English)
 

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

Generic
 

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