Prefixes  Suffixes

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Numerical Prefixes

The numerical prefixes found below represent the most common number prefixes found in the English Language.

Yes, there are plenty of others but for most purposes (and ours) the list below should prove to be adequate.

If you are looking for specific mathematical or advanced numerical prefixes then I'm afraid you won't find them here.

Numerical prefixes, as the name implies, are those prefixes that represent a numerical value.

For instance, "uni" is a prefix representing the number "ONE" and is used in a manner that indicates number.

"Unicorn," for example, is the mythical horse like animal with 'one' horn.

Below you'll find a list of numerical prefixes commonly used in the English language along with some examples of how the prefixes are used.



uni
mono
du, duo
bi
tri
tetra
quad
penta
quint
sex
hex
sept
oct
nov
dec
cent
hect
mil
kilo
mega
giga
semi
hemi
demi

one
one
two
two
three
four
four
five
five
six
six
seven
eight
nine
ten
hundred
hundred
thousand
thousand
million
billion
half
half
half

uniform, union
monologue
duet
biped
triangle
tetrameter, tetra pod
quadruplets
pentagon
quintet
sexagenarian
hexagon
septuplet
octopus
novena
decade
percent
hectogram
millimeter
kilometer
megaton
gigabyte
semicircle
hemisphere
demitasse





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