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 History of this Word

"electro" is from "electrum" (electric) spoken by people in central Italy after 1500 A.D.

Notes

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

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grammar is modifier

"electro-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

electro- illustration The electronics industry expanded rapidly during the 1950s.
electro- illustration The first electromagnet was a horseshoe-shaped piece of iron that was wrapped with a loosely wound coil of several turns.