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Webster 1913 Edition


E-

E-

.
A Latin prefix meaning out, out of, from; also, without. See
Ex-
.

Definition 2022


e-

e-

See also: Appendix:Variations of "e"

English

Alternative forms

Prefix

e-

  1. out, out of
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Abbreviation of electronic

Prefix

e-

  1. in an electronic form, usually in association with the internet

Usage notes

This practice began with e-mail perhaps as far back as 1971. Many terms beginning with e- can be seen in both hyphenated (e.g. e-card) and unhyphenated (e.g., ecard) form, and sometimes particularly in a business context the letter following the e- will be capitalized (e.g., eBusiness or e-Business). In the present day, e- is generally used to indicate association with or transmission over the Internet. In proper names beginning with e-, the convention is generally to leave the e- lower-case, and to capitalize the second letter of the name (e.g., eBay). The e remains then lower-case when the name is used at the beginning of a sentence.

See also

  • Appendix:American Dialect Society words of the year

Etymology 3

Abbreviation of emergency

Prefix

e-

  1. for emergency purposes
    e-stop, e-brake

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:English_words_prefixed_with_e-'>English words prefixed with e-</a>

Chuukese

Prefix

e-

  1. Third-person singular subject marker for tense modifying adverbs.
  2. one

Latin

Pronunciation

Prefix

ē-

  1. Alternative form of ex- (combining with b-, d-, g-, j-, l-, m-, n-, r-, and v-initial words).

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Latin_words_prefixed_with_e-'>Latin words prefixed with e-</a>

Portuguese

Prefix

e-

  1. Alternative form of em- used before M and N
  2. Alternative form of ex- (outward motion)

Swedish

Prefix

e-

  1. electronic; including the hyphen
  2. prefix that may be used on certain pronouns and adverbs to create "-ever" constructions, all of which are considered archaic or heavily archaic.
huru ("how"); ehuru ("however", "although")
vad ("what"); evad ("whatever")
ho ("who" (obsolete)), eho ("whoever")

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Swedish_words_prefixed_with_e-'>Swedish words prefixed with e-</a>

Zulu

Prefix

e- (relative concord)

  1. Class 4 and 9 relative concord.

See also