—v.prē'fiks, prē-fiks'), [key]
1. Gram.an affix placed before a base or another prefix, as un- in unkind, un- and re- in unrewarding.
2. something prefixed, as a title before a person's name.
1. to fix or put before or in front: to prefix an impressive title to one's name.
2. Gram.to add as a prefix.
3. to fix, settle, or appoint beforehand.
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