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Prefixes - Common

Common prefixes used in the English language

TermDefinition
a- without
ante- before
anti- against, opposing
arch- having authority over; more extreme
auto- self
bi- two, twice
circum- round
com-, con-, col- with
contra-, counter- opposite action; against
il-, im-, in- movement to
de- removal; separation; reverse
dia- passing through; completely; going apart
dis- not; opposite of
dys- abnormal
e- electronic
eco- relating to the environment
en(m)- to cause to be
equi- equal
ex- out of; from; no longer or without
extra- very; outside; beyond
fore- before; front; superior
hyper- having too much
inter- between, connected
well- useful, successful; sufficient
under- beneath; lesser; insufficient
intra- within
kilo- thousand
macro- large in size or scope
mal- bad; wrongful
micro- small in size or scope
mid- middle
mis- wrongly; wrong
mono- one; alone; single
multi- many
neo- based on something older but in new form; revived; modified; recent
non- not
out- out; going beyond; surpassing
over- over/above/too much
post- after
pre- before
pro- in favor of; priority in space or time; advancing forward or outward; substitution for
pseudo- false; pretended unreal
quasi- resembling; almost, not quite
re- again
retro- backward
semi- half, partly
sub- under, beneath, part of something
super- above, bigger
trans- across
ultra- extreme
un- not
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