- /dis-/ or di- /di-/
1. (1) meaning in two, asunder, apart
2. (2) meaning ‘not’ or a reversal
3. (3) indicating a removal or deprivation
4. (4) used intensively
ORIGIN: L dis-, dī-
A prefix meaning “deprived of.” For the formation of electronic terms, the prefix must be distinguished from un-, meaning “not.” For example, a discharged body is one that was charged, but has been emptied of its charge. An uncharged body is one that ordinarily or presently is not charged.
- "dis- " also used with verbs, adjectives and nouns to form opposites.