variant of ex-1 occurring in words of Latin origin before consonants other than c, f, p, q, s, and t:: emit.
(used in combination)
electronic: e-book; e-cigarette.
on the Internet; online: e-content; e-commerce.
involving electronic data transfer, especially over the Internet: e-banking.
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prefix forming verbs and verbal derivatives
Word Origin for e-
from Latin ē away; related to ex- 1
electronic, indicating the involvement of the internete-business; e-money
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A prefix that stands for “electronic” and refers to information technologies, business, and almost anything connected to or transmitted over the Internet. Some examples of its use include e-business, e-commerce, e-book, and e-mail.
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