(Latin: before [both in time and place])
The prefix prae- can actually be substituted for pre- because both of them are different spellings for the same prefix meaning "before".
The broker at the bank, Mr. Smith, consistently prefers investment certificates rather than savings accounts.
The author wrote a preface which was prefixed at the beginning of his book.2. To settle or to arrange in advance: The manager of the store in New York made sure his employees prefixed the items with the correct $ amount and the ¢ suffix when it was applicable; for example, a shirt was on sale for $5.50¢ (5 dollars and 50 cents).
3. In grammar and vocabulary, to add part of a word to the front of another a word: To prefix dis in front of "believe" results in "disbelieve".
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Many monkeys also use their tails as prehensions when climbing in trees, etc.