Paralympics

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plural noun Para·lym·pics \ˌper-ə-ˈlim-piks, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of Paralympics

  1. :  a series of international contests for athletes with disabilities that are associated with and held following the summer and winter Olympic Games —called also Paralympic Games

Paralympian

play \ˌper-ə-ˈlim-pē-ən, ˌpa-rə-\ noun

Paralympic

play \ˌper-ə-ˈlim-pik, ˌpa-rə-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of paralympics

paraplegic + Olympics


First Known Use: 1953


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