Pro- (prefix)
A combining form (from both Greek and Latin) with many meanings including "before, in front of, preceding, on behalf of, in place of, and the same as." Used as a word, pro of course means professional and, in medicine, it is short for prothrombin.

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  • pro- prefix — teen n, promoter n …   English expressions

  • pro- — [prəʊ ǁ proʊ] prefix in favour of or supporting something: • He proved you can be pro management, pro labor, and pro health and safety at the same time. * * * pro UK US /prəʊ / prefix ► supporting or approving of something: »Traditionally, the… …   Financial and business terms

  • pro- — prefix meaning before, forward, in favor of, in place of, from L. pro on behalf of, in place of, before, for, also in some cases from cognate Gk. pro before, in front of, both from PIE *pro , extended form of root *por forward, through (Cf. Skt.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pro- — 1. Prefix denoting before, forward. SEE ALSO: ante , pre . 2. In chemistry, prefix indicating precursor of. SEE ALSO: gen. [L. and G. pro] * * * prefix denoting 1. before; preceding. 2. a precursor. 3. in front of. * * * [L. and Gr. “before”] …   Medical dictionary

  • pro- — UK [prəʊ] / US [proʊ] prefix supporting or approving of something: used with some nouns and adjectives pro democracy pro European …   English dictionary

  • pro- — 1 1. a prefix indicating favor for some party, system, idea, etc., without identity with the group (pro British; pro Communist; proslavery), having anti as its opposite. 2. a prefix of priority in space or time having especially a meaning of… …   Universalium

  • pro- — 1 [prō] [Gr pro < pro, before: see PRO1] prefix before in place or time [proclaim, prognosis] pro 2 [prō] [L < pro, before, forward, for: see PRO 1] prefix 1. moving forward or ahead of [proclivity] …   English World dictionary

  • pro- — 1 prefix 1》 favouring; supporting: pro choice. 2》 acting as a substitute for: proconsul. 3》 denoting motion forwards, out, or away: propel. Origin from L. pro in front of, on behalf of, instead of, on account of . pro 2 prefix before in time,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • pro- — Ⅰ. pro [1] ► PREFIX 1) favouring; supporting: pro choice. 2) acting as a substitute for: proconsul. 3) denoting motion forwards, out, or away: propel. ORIGIN Latin pro in front of, on behalf of, instead of, on account of . Ⅱ …   English terms dictionary

  • pro- — [prəu US prou] prefix [: Old French; Origin: Latin, from Greek, from pro before, for ] 1.) supporting or approving of something ≠ ↑anti ▪ pro American ▪ the pro choice lobby 2.) technical doing a job instead of someone …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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