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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A prefix or particle preceding the root or stem of a verb, as for- in forget.
- n. grammar A class of words in the Chinese language whose function is analogous to the cases, prepositions, and postpositions of other languages.
- n. grammar A verbal prefix in the Algonquin languages whose function is analogous to the adjective of other languages.
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