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 History of this Word

"di" is from "dis" (twice) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


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

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grammar is modifier

"di-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

di- illustration Increased carbon dioxide has markedly increased plant growth rates.
di- illustration This puts us back at the original dilemma of opposing answers to the question.