Meaning of PRE- in English

PRE-

transcription, транскрипция: [ prefix ]

Etymology: Latin prae-, from prae in front of, before — more at for

1.

a.

(1) : earlier than : prior to : before

Pre cambrian

pre historic

(2) : preparatory or prerequisite to

pre medical

b. : in advance : beforehand

pre cancel

pre pay

2. : in front of : anterior to

pre axial

pre molar

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.