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Chapter 11. Prefixes: Size and Negation > Prefixes Related to Size

Prefixes Related to Size

Some prefixes help define the size of something. Many of the words you worked with in Lesson 8 have prefixes. The prefixes micro- and mini- mean “small”; macro-, magni-, maxi-, and mega- all mean “large.”

  • To users of our customer service department microcomputers: To maximize your efficiency and minimize errors, please attend a seminar on using the macro commands that the information technology department has just programmed for us.

  • He used a microscope to magnify the tissue so the germs could be identified.


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