Prefixes 01
In the word 'octopus' the 'oct' part is a prefix meaning 8. An octopus has 8 arms.

Prefixes 01

In English, a prefix is a few letters placed at the beginning of a word to modify its meaning. For instance 'dis' is a prefix and placing it in front of 'appear' makes 'disappear'.

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  1. What does the prefix 'Ex' (as in 'Exit') mean?
    Also in 'Extract'
  2. What does the prefix 'Tele' (as in 'Television') mean?
    Also in 'Telephone' and 'Telegraph'
  3. What does the prefix 'Milli' (as in 'Millipede') mean?
    A thousand millimetres make a metre
  4. What does the prefix 'Cent' (as in 'Centurion') mean?
    A Roman centurion was in charge of a hundred men
  5. What does the prefix 'Poly' (as in 'Polygon') mean?
    A polygon is a many sided shape
  6. What does the prefix 'Pre' (as in 'Prefix') mean?
    Also in 'Preview'
  7. What does the prefix 'De' (as in 'Decade') mean?
    There are 10 years in a decade and a decagon has 10 sides
  8. What does the prefix 'Oct' (as in 'Octopus') mean?
    An octopus has eight arms
  9. What does the prefix 'Peri' (as in 'Perimeter') mean?
  10. What does the prefix 'Re' (as in 'Return') mean?
    Also in 'Repeat'

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