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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Con- \Con-\ A prefix, fr. L. cum, signifying with, together, etc. See Com-.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

word-forming element meaning "together, with," sometimes merely intensive; the form of com- used in Latin before consonants except -b-, -p-, -l-, -m-, or -r-. In native English formations (such as costar), co- tends to be used where Latin would use con-.


Etymology 1 pre. 1 (context non-productive English) used with certain words to add a notion similar to those conveyed by with, together, or joint 2 (context non-productive English) used with certain words to intensify their meaning Etymology 2

pre. 1 attached to certain words to obtain new, informal, subcultural words in which '''con-''' conveys a notion of: 2 # constructed, artificial 3 # hypothetical, fictional 4 # related to conlangs, conworlds, etc.