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 History of this Word

"multi" is from "multus" (much, many) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


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

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grammar is modifier

"multi-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

multi- illustration Tropical foliage is printed with beautiful multihued shading.
multi- illustration Multi-level home plans have floors at varying levels.