Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The use of prefixes; prefixion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun linguistics The adding of a prefix to a word.
  • noun anatomy The state or condition of being prefixed.
  • noun biology Initial treatment of tissue with a fixative, as a preliminary to the application of another fixative or to the use of a different treatment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun formation of a word by means of a prefix

Etymologies

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First attested in 1889; formed as prefix +‎ -ation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

First attested in 1921; formed as pre- +‎ fixation.

Examples

  • In fact, many of these verbs do allow "un" prefixation.

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  • So the "un" prefixation test doesn't reliably distinguish between the classes of verbs.

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  • So the "un" prefixation test doesn't reliably distinguish between the classes of verbs.

    Confusing verbs

  • The point here was that the specific test proposed "un" prefixation turned out to provide different results.

    Confusing verbs

  • The point here was that the specific test proposed "un" prefixation turned out to provide different results.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • In fact, many of these verbs do allow "un" prefixation.

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