Definition of Prefixation

1. Noun. Formation of a word by means of a prefix.

Generic synonyms: Affixation
Derivative terms: Prefix



Definition of Prefixation

1. Noun. (linguistics) The addition of a prefix ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy of a nerve) The (state) or (condition) of being (prefixed). ¹

3. Noun. (biology) (initial Initial) (treatment) of (tissue) with a (fixative), as a (preliminary) to the (application) of another fixative or to the use of a (different) treatment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prefixation

prefinancing
prefinished
prefinite
prefinition
prefire
prefired
prefires
prefiring
prefix
prefix'd
prefix notation
prefixa
prefixable
prefixal
prefixally
prefixation (current term)
prefixe
prefixed
prefixes
prefixhood
prefixing
prefixion
prefixions
prefixless
prefixlike
prefixoid
prefixt
prefixum
preflame
preflare

Literary usage of Prefixation

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1. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1899)
"The northernmost parts of Asia still retain some traces of prefixation : in neither continent, therefore, does either principle prevail to the exclusion of ..."

2. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1899)
"The beginnings of suffixation in America, and the remnants of prefixation in Asia, more than any others among the facts adduced in favour of our view, ..."

3. Nodulation and Nitrogen Fixation in Rice: Potential and Prospects by Gurdev S. Khush, J. Bennett (1992)
"The bacteria-free meristematic region at the apex is zone I. Infection occurs and cell differentiation begins in the prefixation zone II. ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1912)
"We were told, however, that for the best results a black background, prefixation ground, and projection ground should be used; and that the white ..."

5. An Introduction to the Study of Language by Leonard Bloomfield (1914)
"Plash: splash; mash: smash; lash: slash, and the like may be viewed as sound-variation or as prefixation, — the former because the initial group of s plus ..."

6. Race and Language by André Lefèvre (1894)
"Multiply these ten or twelve variants by five hundred, and you will be able to judge how much onr vocabularies, and our thought itself, owe to prefixation. ..."

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