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para

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noun pa·ra \ˈpär-ə\

Definition of para

plural paras or para

  1. 1 a :  any of several monetary units of the Turkish Empire b :  a coin representing one para

  2. 2 [Serbian & Croatian, from Turkish] — see dinar at money table



Origin of para

Turkish, from Persian pāra, literally, piece, scrap


First Known Use: 1687

Rhymes with para


2

para

abbreviation pa·ra

Definition of para




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para-

prefix pa·ra

Simple Definition of para-

  • : beyond or outside of

  • : helping highly trained professionals by doing tasks that require less training

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of para-

  1. 1 :  beside :  alongside of :  beyond :  aside from <parathyroid> <parenteral>

  2. 2 a :  closely related to <paraldehyde> b :  involving substitution at or characterized by two opposite positions in the benzene ring that are separated by two carbon atoms <paradichlorobenzene>

  3. 3 a :  faulty :  abnormal <paresthesia> b :  associated in a subsidiary or accessory capacity <paramedical> c :  closely resembling :  almost <paratyphoid>

Variants of para-

or par-

Origin of para-

Greek, from para; akin to Greek pro before — more at for


2

para-

combining form pa·ra

Simple Definition of para-

  • : parachute

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of para-

  1. :  parachute <paratrooper>

Origin of para-

parachute


-para

noun combining form pa·ra

Definition of -para

plural -paras or -parae

  1. :  woman delivered of (so many) children <primipara>



Origin of -para

Latin, from parere to give birth to — more at pare


Pará

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geographical name Pa·rá \pə-ˈrä\

Definition of Pará

  1. 1 river 200 miles (322 kilometers) N Brazil, the E mouth of the Amazon

  2. 2 state N Brazil S of the Amazon ∗ Belém area 481,869 square miles (1,248,041 square kilometers), pop 6,192,307

  3. 3 — see belém




Learn More about para

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "para" Spanish Central: Translation of "para" Britannica English: Translation of "para" for Arabic speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "para"


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