from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The prefix a- or an- before vowels, used in Greek and in English words borrowed from Greek to express absence or negation.
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- noun grammar The
prefix a-(or an- when prefixing a root which begins with a vowel) found in some English wordsof Greek derivation. It expresses negationor absence. The prefix has cognates in other Indo-Europeanlanguages, including in-in Latinand un-in English.
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- noun the negative prefix a- or un-
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