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Prefixes, roots, suffixes

Prefix: A prefix is placed at the beginning of a word to modify or change its meaning. Pre means "before." Prefixes may also indicate a location, number, or time.    Root: central part of a word.   Suffix:  The ending part of a word that modifies the meaning of the word. Example: homeless. Root = 'home' and the suffix is 'less'. It can also refer to a condition, disease, disorder, or procedure.
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Term
Meaning
quadri- four, square
qual- quality, characteristic
quant- how much
quasi-  to some degree, as if
quart-  fourth, four
quer- to seek, search
quercin oak
quint- fifth, five
quota- how many
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