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Alpha Privative

Definition of the noun alpha privative

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noun

  1. the negative prefix a- or un-
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: prefix = an affix that is added in front of the word

Alternative definition of the noun alpha privative

noun

  1. [grammar] The prefix a- (or an- when prefixing a root which begins with a vowel) found in some English words of Greek derivation. It expresses negation or absence. The prefix has cognates in other Indo-European languages, including in- in Latin and un- in English.

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Google previewThe Student's Medical Dictionary (1904)

Including All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine, with Their Proper Pronunciation and Definitions; Based on Recent Medical Literature by George Milbry Gould

The Greek letter alpha, called alpha privative, equivalent to the prefix un or in. It denotes absence or want of the thing or quality expressed by the root of the word. 2. Symbol of Argon. Aa [«>a, of each). An abbreviation, written aa, used in ...

Google previewA New Medical Dictionary (1890)

Including All the Words and Phrases Used in Medicine, with Their Proper Pronunciation and Definitions. Based on Recent Medical Literature by George Milbry Gould

an-, called alpha privative (Gr. «, a*, or an). The equivalent of our prefix, m-, or in-; denotes, an absence or want of the thing or quality expressed by the principal, e. Y., adynamia, anerohic, aphasia, apraxta, apyrexia, astigmatism, atony, ...

Google previewLippincott's New Medical Dictionary (1910)

A Vocabulary of the Terms Used in Medicine, and the Allied Sciences, with Their Pronunciation, Etymology, and Signification, Including Much Collateral Information of a Descriptive and Encyclopedic Character by Henry Ware Cattell

< a the Greek letter alpha, called alpha privative, and meaning " without," " not": before a word beginning with a vowel written itv.] A. B. C. liniment. A liniment composed of equal portions of aconite, belladonna, and chloroform liniments; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of New Medical Terms (1905)

Including Upwards of 38,000 Words and Many Useful Tables, Being a Supplement to "An Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology, and Allied Sciences". by George Milbry Gould

A-, an-, called alpha privative (Gr. o, av, or <m0, the equivalent of our prefix, ««-, or in-, denotes an absence or want of the thing or quality expressed by the principal ; e. g., adynamia, anaerobic, aphasia, apraxia, apyrexia, astigmatism, atony, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (2009)

by Michael Gagarin

“harmonious one” (alpha privative + polus), and ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences, Including the Pronunciation... (1903)

by George Milbry Gould

The Greek letter alpha, called alpha privative, equivalent to the prefix an or in. It denotes absence or want of the thing or quality expressed by the root of the word. a- is used before consonant, and an- before vowel sounds; am- is sometimes ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1899)

Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... and the Various Sciences Closely Related to Medicine ... by George Milbry Gould

The Greek letter alpha, called alpha privative, equivalent to the prefix un or in. It denotes absence or want of the thing or quality expressed by the root of the word. a- is used before consonant, and an- before vowel sounds; am- is sometimes ...

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