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 History of this Word

"eco" is from "oikos" (house) 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

"eco-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

eco- illustration The tree is cultivated on large estates and as such is unique to ecofriendly agriculture!
eco- illustration Over the past 50 years, humans have changed natural ecosystems more rapidly than in any comparable period in human history,