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 History of this Word

"acro" is from "akros" (extreme, topmost) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

Other words with this prefix,
acrobat
acromegaly

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grammar is modifier

"acro-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "end", "beginning", or "height" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

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acro- illustration Probably the most familiar English word beginning with acro is acrophobia, the fear of heights.