com-(redirected from co-, con-)
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com-(word root) with, together, in association
Examples of words with the root com-: combine
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com-or col- or con- or cor-
Together; with; joint; jointly: commingle.
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together; with; jointly: commingle.
[from Latin com-; related to cum with. In compound words of Latin origin, com- becomes col- and cor- before l and r, co- before gn, h, and most vowels, and con- before consonants other than b, p, and m. Although its sense in compounds of Latin derivation is often obscured, it means: together, with, etc (combine, compile); similar (conform); extremely, completely (consecrate)]
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Comedy Central (a cable television channel).
a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it and its variants meant “with,” “together with,” and denoted joint or simultaneous action ( colloquy; confer; convene), partnership ( colleague), union ( coitus; colleat; combine), or enclosure (content), or marked the completed nature of the action of a verb (conclude; confection); com- is used before b, p, m (combine; compare; commingle).For variants before other sounds, see co-, col-1, con-, cor-.
[< Latin cum with]
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