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Affix vs. Prefix

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The main difference between Affix and Prefix is that the Affix is a morpheme that is attached to a word stem to form a new word and Prefix is a affix which is placed before the stem of a word

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  • Affix (noun)

    That which is affixed; an appendage.

    "addition|supplement|Thesaurus:adjunct"

  • Affix (noun)

    A bound morpheme added to the word’s stem's end.

    "suffix|postfix"

  • Affix (noun)

    A bound morpheme added to a word’s stem; a prefix, suffix{{,}} etc.

    "nonaffix"

    "prefix|suffix|infix|circumfix|suprafix"

  • Affix (noun)

    The complex number a+bi associated with the point in the Gauss plane with coordinates (a,b).

  • Affix (noun)

    Any small feature, as a figure, a flower, or the like, added for ornament to a vessel or other utensil, to an architectural feature.

  • Affix (verb)

    To attach.

    "join|put together|unite|Thesaurus:join"

    "to affix a stigma to a person"

    "to affix ridicule or blame to somebody"

  • Affix (verb)

    To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to.

    "to affix a syllable to a word"

    "to affix a seal to an instrument"

    "to affix one's name to a writing"

  • Affix (verb)

    To fix or fasten figuratively; with on or upon.

    "eyes affixed upon the ground"

  • Prefix (noun)

    Something placed before another

  • Prefix (noun)

    A morpheme added to the beginning of a word to modify its meaning, for example as, pre- in prefix, con- in conjure, re- in reheat, etc.

    "foresyllable|q1=rare|prefixum|q2=archaic"

    "suffix"

    "affix|q1=broad sense"

  • Prefix (noun)

    A set of digits placed before a telephone number, to indicate where the number is based, what type of phone number it is (landline, mobile, toll-free, premium rate etc.)

    "in the UK, a number with an 0800 prefix is a toll-free number."

    "Add the prefix +34 to dial a Spanish number from abroad"

  • Prefix (noun)

    A title added to a person's name, such as Mr. or Dr.

  • Prefix (verb)

    To determine beforehand; to set in advance. from 15thc.

  • Prefix (verb)

    To put or fix before, or at the beginning of something; to place at the start. from 16thc.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Affix

    To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to; to fix to any part of; as, to affix a syllable to a word; to affix a seal to an instrument; to affix one's name to a writing.

  • Affix

    To fix or fasten in any way; to attach physically.

  • Affix

    To attach, unite, or connect with; as, names affixed to ideas, or ideas affixed to things; to affix a stigma to a person; to affix ridicule or blame to any one.

  • Affix

    To fix or fasten figuratively; - with on or upon; as, eyes affixed upon the ground.

  • Affix (noun)

    That which is affixed; an appendage; esp. one or more letters or syllables added at the end of a word; a suffix; a postfix.

  • Prefix

    To put or fix before, or at the beginning of, another thing; as, to prefix a syllable to a word, or a condition to an agreement.

  • Prefix

    To set or appoint beforehand; to settle or establish antecedently.

  • Prefix (noun)

    That which is prefixed; esp., one or more letters or syllables combined or united with the beginning of a word to modify its signification; as, pre- in prefix, con- in conjure.

Webster Dictionary
  • Affix (noun)

    a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form

  • Affix (verb)

    attach to;

    "affix the seal here"

  • Affix (verb)

    add to the very end;

    "He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language"

  • Affix (verb)

    attach or become attached to a stem word;

    "grammatical morphemes afix to the stem"

  • Prefix (noun)

    an affix that added in front of the word

  • Prefix (verb)

    attach a prefix to;

    "prefixed words"

Princeton's WordNet

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