Definition of cata- in English:

cata-

(also cat-)

prefix

  • 1Down; downwards: catadromous
  • 2Wrongly; badly: catachresis
  • 3Completely: cataclysm
  • 4Against; alongside: catapult

Origin

from Greek kata 'down'.

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