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English definition of “the Paralympics”

the Paralympics

noun [plural]     /ˌpær.əˈlɪm.pɪks/ US  /ˌper-/ (also the Paralympic Games)
an international sports competition for people with physical disabilities, which happens every four years immediately after the OlympicsSpecific sporting events Paralympic /-pɪk/ adjective [before noun]
(Definition of the Paralympics noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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