Prefix vs Prepend - What's the difference?

prefix | prepend |


As verbs the difference between prefix and prepend

is that prefix is to determine beforehand; to set in advance while prepend is (computing|linguistics|transitive) to attach (an expression, phrase, etc) to another, as a prefix or prepend can be (rare|transitive) to premeditate; to weigh up mentally.

As a noun prefix

is that which is prefixed; especially one or more letters or syllables added to the beginning of a word to modify its meaning; as, pre-'' in prefix, ''con- in conjure.

prefix

English

Alternative forms

* , prefixe (obsolete)

Noun

(prefixes)
  • That which is prefixed; especially one or more letters or syllables added to the beginning of a word to modify its meaning; as, pre-'' in prefix, ''con- in conjure.
  • Usage notes

    * Though much less common, a plural form prefices exists as well, apparently formed by analogy with , and so on.

    Synonyms

    * prefixum (archaic)

    Derived terms

    * prefixal * prefixation

    Verb

    (es)
  • (label) To determine beforehand; to set in advance.
  • *:
  • *:he took the Quene Gueneuer and sayd playnly that he wolde wedde hyr / whyche was his vnkyls wyf and his faders wyf / And soo he made redy for the feest / And a day prefyxt that they shold be wedded / wherfore quene Gweneuer was passyng huey / But she durst not dyscouer hyr herte
  • *, I.40:
  • *:But the danger was, that a man can hardly prefix any certaine limits unto his desire.
  • (label) To put or fix before, or at the beginning of something; to place at the start.
  • See also

    * * (wikipedia)

    References

    prepend

    English

    Etymology 1

    From pre-'' + ''(ap)pend , by analogy with append .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (computing, linguistics, transitive) To attach (an expression, phrase, etc.) to another, as a prefix.
  • Etymology 2

    From pre-'' + Latin ''pendere ‘weigh’.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (rare) To premeditate; to weigh up mentally.
  • See also

    * append * prefix

    Anagrams

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