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 History of this Word

"magneto" is from "Magnes" (stone from Magnesia) 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.

More words with this prefix,
magnetograph
magnetosphere
magnetostriction

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"magneto-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

magneto- illustration Newly developed materials such as magnetoelectrics hold great potential for improved microwave devices.
magneto- illustration A magnetometer will dip or point toward a source of magnetism.