paraprofessional

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noun para·pro·fes·sion·al \ˌper-ə--prə-ˈfesh-nəl, -ˈfe-shə-nəl, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of paraprofessional

  1. :  a trained aide who assists a professional person (such as a teacher or doctor)

paraprofessional

adjective

Examples of paraprofessional in a Sentence

  1. There is at least one paraprofessional in each classroom.

Recent Examples of paraprofessional from the Web

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First Known Use of paraprofessional

1962


PARAPROFESSIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

paraprofessional

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Definition of paraprofessional for English Language Learners

  • : a person whose job is to help a professional person (such as a teacher)


PARAPROFESSIONAL Defined for Kids

paraprofessional

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noun para·pro·fes·sion·al \ˌper-ə-prə-ˈfe-shə-nəl\

Definition of paraprofessional for Students

  1. :  a person trained to assist a professional person (as a teacher)


Medical Dictionary

paraprofessional

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noun para·pro·fes·sion·al \-prə-ˈfesh-nəl, -ən-əl\

Medical Definition of paraprofessional

  1. :  a trained aide who assists a professional person (as a doctor)

paraprofessional

adjective

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