Prefix – Element placed at the start of a word to adjust or qualify its meaning; word, letter or number placed before another; add something at the beginning
To remember the definition of the word prefix, use the following mnemonic:
Prepare everything you need before you fix it (prefix), so you have everything ready before the start.
Examples of prefix in a sentence
The addition of a prefix can sometimes completely change the meaning of a word and others can be used to emphasise the meaning.
The prefix “un” is used to transform a word into its opposite meaning, like well and unwell.
“Pro” and “anti” are commonly used in political debates as a prefix to state a position for or against a specific subject.