pro-

1

a prefix indicating favor for some party, system, idea, etc., without identity with the group (pro-British; pro-Communist; proslavery), having anti- as its opposite.
a prefix of priority in space or time having especially a meaning of advancing or projecting forward or outward, and also used to indicate substitution, attached widely to stems not used as words: provision; prologue; proceed; produce; protract; procathedral; proconsul.

Origin of pro-

1
< Latin prō-, pro-, combining form representing prō pro1

Definition for pro- (2 of 2)

pro-

2

a prefix identical in meaning with pro-1, occurring in words borrowed from Greek (prodrome) or formed of Greek (and occasionally Latin) elements.

Origin of pro-

2
< Greek, combining form of pró for, before; see pro1
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British Dictionary definitions for pro- (1 of 2)

pro-

1

prefix

in favour of; supportingpro-Chinese
acting as a substitute forproconsul; pronoun

Word Origin for pro-

from Latin prō (adv and prep). In compound words borrowed from Latin, prō- indicates: forward, out (project); forward and down (prostrate); away from a place (prodigal); onward in time or space (proceed); extension outwards (propagate); before in time or place (provide, protect); on behalf of (procure); acting as a substitute for (pronominal); and sometimes intensive force (promiscuous)

British Dictionary definitions for pro- (2 of 2)

pro-

2

prefix

before in time or position; anterior; forwardprophase; procephalic; prognathous

Word Origin for pro-

from Greek pro (prep) before (in time, position, rank, etc)
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Medicine definitions for pro-

pro-


pref.

Earlier; before; prior to:progenitor.
Rudimentary:pronucleus.
Anterior; in front of:procephalic.
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