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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pre-  \Pre-\  [L.  prae,  adv  &  prep.,  before  akin  to  pro,  and  to 
  E.  for  prep.:  cf  F.  pr['e]-.  See  {Pro-},  and  cf  {Prior}.] 
  A  prefix  denoting  priority  (of  time,  place  or  rank);  as 
  precede,  to  go  before  precursor,  a  forerunner;  prefix,  to 
  fix  or  place  before  pre["e]minent  eminent  before  or  above 
  others  Pre-  is  sometimes  used  intensively,  as  in  prepotent, 
  very  potent.  [Written  also  {pr[ae]-}.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  (prefix)  coming  before  or  being  preliminary  or  preparatory; 
  "`pre'  is  a  prefix  in  `prehistoric'  and  `premedical' 
  and  `prepaid'" 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  PRE-:ADAMITE:,  n.  One  of  an  experimental  and  apparently  unsatisfactory 
  race  of  antedated  Creation  and  lived  under  conditions  not  easily 
  conceived.  Melsius  believed  them  to  have  inhabited  "the  Void"  and  to 
  have  been  something  intermediate  between  fishes  and  birds.  Little  its 
  known  of  them  beyond  the  fact  that  they  supplied  Cain  with  a  wife  and 
  theologians  with  a  controversy. 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  PRE-:EXISTENCE:,  n.  An  unnoted  factor  in  creation. 

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