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Prefixes

A set of prefixes, their meanings, and examples.
a data set by ms.brown
created May 22, 2017
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FAMILY TREE
PrefixMeaningExample(s)
a-on/in/toacross, aboard
a-without/notamoral, atypical
ab-from/awayabsent, abort
ante-before/in front ofantecedent
anti-againstantibiotic
auto-selfautobiography
bio-lifebiology
centi-100centipede
co-, con-, com-together/withcooperate, congregation, combine
de-reduce/move away fromdefrost, decrease
deca-, deci-10decimal
di-, dia-two/through/acrossdialogue, diagonal
dis-not/opposite ofdislike
en-, em-cause to beencircle, enable
ex-outextract, exodus
fore-beforeforetaste, foreword
hetero-differentheterogeneous
homo-samehomogeneous
hyper-over/abovehyperactive
hypo-, hyp-below/less than normalhypoglycemic, hypnosis
in-notindecisive
in-, im-ininfield
in-, im-, il-, ir-notillegitimate, injustice
inter-betweenintercom, intersect
intra-withinintravenous
kilo-1,000kilometer
mega-great/largemegabyte
micro-small/minutemicroscope
mid-middlemidsummer
milli-, mille-1,000millennial
mini-smallminiature
mis-wronglymisadventure, mistake
mono-singlemonocle, monochrome
non-notnonsense
omni-allomnipotent
over-overoverwhelming, overstate
poly-manypolydactyl, polytheism
post-after/followingpostscript, posthumous
pre-beforeprecaution, preview
re-againrerun, repurpose
semi-halfsemicircle
sub-undersubway
super-abovesupersede
tele-distanttelephone
trans-acrosstransport
un-notunlock
under-underunderfed, underlying
uni-one/singleunicorn, unicycle
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