from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. That may be modified by the addition of a prefix.
- adj. Taking the role of a prefix.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the nature of a prefix; characterized by prefixes.
In addition, there is a widespread pragmatically motivated tendency for a formal or semantic contradictory negation to be strengthened to a contrary through such processes as litotes (“I don't like prunes” conveying that I dislike prunes) and so-called negative raising (“I don't think that Î¦” conveying “I think that Â¬Î¦”); similarly, the adjective-forming prefixal negation in such words as “unhappy” or