sub-, suc-, suf-, sug-, sum-, sup-, sur-, sus-, su-
(Latin: under, below, beneath; used as a prefix as shown in various formats below)
The prefix sub- often becomes suc- before c: succumb.
The prefix sub- often becomes suf- before f: suffuse.
The prefix sub- often becomes sug- before g: suggest.
The prefix sub- often becomes sum- before m: sumptuous.
The prefix sub- often becomes sup- before p: suppression.
The prefix sub- often becomes sur- before r: surrogate.
The prefix, sub- is often simplified to su- before sp; as seen in suspect, suspend, suspicion, suspension, et al. Before c, p, and t; it is sometimes formed into sus-.
2. With a favorable termination of what is attempted; favorably.
2. Resulting favorably.
2. The following of one thing after another: Yesterday, the school's baseball team had five wins in succession.
3. The right to take up a position or title: In many countries there is a long history of successions to the throne to be king or queen, depending on the relationship of the members in the royal family.
4. The series of changes that create a full-fledged plant and animal community; for example, from the colonization of bare ground to the establishment of a forest: The biological succession in nature can be seen when a forest fire destroys the trees and vegetation in an area, which is then followed by new plants securing their former living conditions, followed again by more plants and animals, until life continues as it was before the fire.
5. Etymology: from Old French succession, from Latin successionem, successio, "a following after, a coming into another's place, a result"; from successus, past participle of succedere, "to come after, to go near to", from sub, "next to, after" + cedere, "to go, to move".