co-

co-

variant of com- before a vowel, h, and gn: coadjutor; cohabit; cognate . The prefix co-, now productively forms new words from bases beginning with any sound (co-conspirator; co-manage; coseismic ), sometimes with the derived sense “auxiliary, subsidiary” (coenzyme; copilot ), and, in mathematics and astronomy, with the sense “complement” (codeclination ).
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co-
 
prefix
1.  together; joint or jointly; mutual or mutually: coproduction
2.  indicating partnership or equality: cofounder; copilot
3.  to the same or a similar degree: coextend
4.  (in mathematics and astronomy) of the complement of an angle: cosecant; codeclination
 
[from Latin, reduced form of com-]

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co-
see com-.
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co- pref.

  1. Together; joint; jointly; mutually: coaptation.

  2. Subordinate or auxiliary: coenzyme.

  3. To the same extent or degree: codominant.

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