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In this sense, "ex" is a word added to another word to make a new word.

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"ex- 1" is a type of prefix

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Meaning 1


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

Examples of how the word is used

ex- illustration Student wins scholarship honoring ex-president
ex- illustration She's going to send her ex-husband the receipts when the sale is over.