postfix

adjective
post·​fix | \ ˈpōs(t)-ˌfiks How to pronounce postfix (audio) \

Definition of postfix

: characterized by placement of an operator after its operand or after its two operands if it is a binary operator — compare infix, prefix

First Known Use of postfix

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for postfix

post- + -fix (as in prefix)

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The first known use of postfix was in 1973

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“Postfix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postfix. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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post·​fix | \ (ˈ)pōst-ˈfiks How to pronounce postfix (audio) \

Medical Definition of postfix

: to treat again with a different fixative the tissue was postfixed in 1 percent osmium tetroxide

Other Words from postfix

postfixation \ ˌpōst-​fik-​ˈsā-​shən How to pronounce postfixation (audio) \ noun

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