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English definition of “para-”

para-

prefix uk   /pær.ə-/ us    /per.ə-/

para- prefix (FURTHER)

further than: Parapsychology is the study of abilities that go beyond what is natural and normal. paranormal phenomenaAhead, in front and beyond

para- prefix (SIMILAR)

similar to, or helping to do a similar job: a paramedic paramilitarySimilar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
(Definition of para- prefix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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