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 for prefix
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prefix \Pre*fix"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prefixed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Prefixing.] [L. praefixus, p. p. of praefigere to fix or
     fasten before; prae before + figere to fix: cf. F. pr['e]fix
     fixed beforehand, determined, pr['e]fixer to prefix. See
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     1. To put or fix before, or at the beginning of, another
        thing; as, to prefix a syllable to a word, or a condition
        to an agreement.
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     2. To set or appoint beforehand; to settle or establish
        antecedently. [Obs.] " Prefixed bounds. " --Locke.
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              And now he hath to her prefixt a day. --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prefix \Pre"fix\, n. [Cf. F. pr['e]fixe.]
     That which is prefixed; esp., one or more letters or
     syllables combined or united with the beginning of a word to
     modify its signification; as, pre- in prefix, con- in
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an affix that is added in front of the word
      v 1: attach a prefix to; "prefixed words" [ant: suffix]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  137 Moby Thesaurus words for "prefix":
     IC analysis, accidence, add, adjoin, affix, affixation,
     agglutinate, allomorph, allonge, annex, anteriority, append,
     appendix, attach, avant-propos, bold front, bound morpheme,
     brave face, brave front, breakthrough, burden, coda, codicil,
     commentary, complicate, conjoin, conjugation, cutting, declension,
     decorate, derivation, difference of form, display, enclitic,
     encumber, envoi, epilogue, exordium, facade, face, facet, facia,
     fore, forefront, foreground, forehand, foreland, forepart,
     forequarter, foreside, foreword, formative, free form, front,
     front elevation, front man, front matter, front page, front view,
     frontage, frontal, frontier, frontispiece, glue on, head, heading,
     hitch on, immediate constituent analysis, infix, infixation,
     inflection, innovation, interlineation, interpolation, introduce,
     introduction, join with, lap, leap, marginalia, morph, morpheme,
     morphemic analysis, morphemics, morphology, morphophonemics, note,
     obverse, ornament, overture, paradigm, paste on, plus, postfix,
     postscript, postulate, preamble, preface, prefixation, prefixture,
     preliminary, prelude, premise, presupposition, priority, proclitic,
     proem, prolegomena, prolegomenon, prolepsis, prologize, prologue,
     proscenium, protasis, put with, radical, rider, root, saddle with,
     scholia, slap on, stem, subjoin, suffix, suffixation, superadd,
     superpose, tack on, tag, tag on, tail, theme, unite with, verse,
     voluntary, window dressing, word-formation

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  An SI prefix used to multiply the value of an SI
     (Système International) unit by some power of ten.
     2.  In mathematics or programming, a
     prefix operator is one that is written before its operand.  In
     a programming language using prefix notation, all operators
     are prefix operators.

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