Prepend definition

prē-pĕnd
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(computing, linguistics) To attach (an expression, phrase, etc.) to another, as a prefix.
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(rare) To premeditate; to weigh up mentally.
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To add or attach as a supplement to something at the beginning.

Prepended an introduction to the manuscript.

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Origin of prepend

  • pre– -pend (as in append)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From pre- + (ap)pend, by analogy with append.

    From Wiktionary

  • From pre- + Latin pendere "˜weigh'.

    From Wiktionary