from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Variant of com-.

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  • used with certain words to add a notion similar to those conveyed by with, together, or joint
  • used with certain words to intensify their meaning
  • attached to certain words to obtain new, informal, subcultural words in which con- conveys a notion of:

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A prefix, fr. L. cum, signifying with, together, etc. See com-.


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From the Latin prefix con-, from cum ("with").

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Back-formation from conlang, short for "constructed language".


  • Everything about his story bespeaks continuity and sincerity of con- viction.


  • With all the modern treatments, gadgets and con-, ventions at their fingertips, younger men, he believed, could do a lot better.


  • She has been vilified in news reports around the world and called a "professional con- artist," Thompson wrote in the filing.

  • As the con- vention market collapsed and companies slashed their travel budgets, hotels off-loaded excess rooms onto Wotif's site at bargain prices.

  • "As we have seen, one or two people can cast a very negative and misleading light on a program that otherwise con- ducts its operations in accordance with the rules," Castiglione said in an e-mail.

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  • The broader con- text of Wright’s black liberation theology—with which Obama was quite familiar—is at least as disturbing as Wright’s most notorious statements, if not more so.


  • For Obama’s critics, the president’s programs and proposals con- stitute an effort to fundamentally alter the contours of America’s free enterprise system.



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