Numerical Prefixes, Number Prefixes in English

Numerical Prefixes, Number Prefixes in English

Numerical Prefixes, Number Prefixes in English


Greek Latin Meaning Examples
Mono- uni 1 monograph, monomial, monotheism, universe, uniform, unicorn, monotone
Di– bi– 
du
2 biology, bilingual, binary, bimonthly, binoculars, duo, duet
Tri– –tri 3 tricycle, triad, triathlon, triangle, tripod, triumvirate, triple
Tetra– quadri–quart 4 tetrameter, quadrilateral, quadriplegic, quadrangle, quadruple, quarter
Penta quin– 5 pentameter, pentagon, quintet, quintuplet
Hexa sext– 6 hexagon, hexameter, sextuplet, sextet
Hepta septemsepti 7 heptagon, heptameter, heptagon, septuagenarian
Octo– octa– 
oct
8 octagon, octogenarian, octopus, octahedron
Ennea novem– 9 novena
Deca– deci– decem 10 decade, decagon, decahedron, decimal
Hemi– semi- Half hemisphere, semicircle, semicolon, semifinal, semiannual
Poly– multi– Many polygon, polygamy, polyester, polymer, polynomial
Hecto cent–cente 100 cent, centennial, centurion, centenary, cent
Kilo- milli-­ mille- 1000 kilogram, kilometer, kilobyte, milligram

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