Definition of cata- in English:

cata-

Syllabification: cata-
(also cat-)

prefix

  • 1Down; downward: catadromous cataract
  • 2Wrongly; badly: catachresis catastrophe
  • 3Completely; thoroughly: catechize
  • 4Against: catapult

Origin

from Greek kata 'down'.

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