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 History of this Word

"tele" ("far off") spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"tele-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "distance" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

tele- illustration They offer local and long distance telephone service.
tele- illustration Television can inform, entertain, and teach us.