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Definition of pre- prefix from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pre-

 prefix
prefix
BrE BrE//priː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//priː//
 
 
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(in verbs, nouns and adjectives) before preheat precaution pre-war preseason training (= before a sports season starts) compare ante-, post- More Like This Prefixes a-, ante-, anti-, be-, co-, de-, demi-, dis-, en-, ex-, extra-, hyper-, hypo-, il-, in-, infra-, inter-, intra-, mis-, non-, off-, oft-, out-, over-, para-, post-, pre-, pro-, re-, retro-, semi-, sub-, trans-, ultra-, un-, under-, up-See worksheet. Word Originfrom Latin prae-.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pre-